International Truck and Engine Corporation announced that UAW-represented employees are reporting to work as normally scheduled today, though no agreement has been reached on a new labor contract to replace those that expired earlier today.
“At this point, we feel it’s in everyone’s best interest to keep talking and see if we can close the gaps that remain,” said Jeff Bowen, vice president, human resources operations, International. “Both teams worked through the night and our employees continue to work.”
The UAW represents approximately 3,700 employees at nine facilities in Indianapolis, Ind. (engine assembly and foundry), Melrose Park, Ill. (engine assembly and engine engineering), Springfield, Ohio (truck assembly), Atlanta, Baltimore and Dallas (parts distribution centers) and Fort Wayne, Ind. (truck engineering). Total worldwide employment at Navistar is 16,000.
For more information on Navistar’s negotiations, visit: www.navistar.com/negotiations.
Navistar International Corporation (Other OTC: NAVZ) is the parent company of International Truck and Engine Corporation. The company produces International® brand commercial trucks, MaxxForce brand diesel engines, IC brand school and commercial buses and Workhorse brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It is also a private label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine parts and service. A wholly owned subsidiary offers financing services. Additional information is available at: www.navistar.com.
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