Sept. 5 Bargaining update
The Mack and the UAW teams began bargaining last week. The UAW went over their initial proposals, mostly related to non-economic issues. The Company is reviewing the proposals and discussions continue this week.
Baltimore: The Baltimore PDC and UAW Local 2301 bargaining teams have reached a tentative agreement.
Jacksonville: The Jacksonville PDC and UAW Local 2420 bargaining teams have reached a tentative agreement.
Hagerstown: Negotiations for the Engineering Bargaining Unit continue this week.
Aug. 29 Bargaining update
The company and the United Auto Workers kicked off bargaining today in Allentown for the Mack Master Contract.
The UAW team included International, Regional, and Local leadership. The company’s negotiation team, led by Kelley Baker, Human Resources Vice President for North American Manufacturing, and Holly Georgell, Director of Labor Relations, was joined by Chief Financial Officer Gary McCartney.
Gary gave UAW leadership a confidential review of the company’s investment plans and Mack’s financial and commercial performance. The company has invested more than $435 million over the last ten years in improving and expanding the facilities covered by the Mack Master Contract, and is now in the process of investing more than $1 billion in new Mack products.
Additional investments in our people, plants and products will be necessary to compete in our challenging, rapidly changing business environment. The company has initiatives underway in all aspects of the business designed to further boost profitability. Working with the UAW to increase workforce stability and operational flexibility would make a strong contribution to these efforts, and make us a more sustainable employer for the Mack employees of today and tomorrow.
The company is prepared to:
- Provide competitive wages and benefits and address those areas where wages have become less competitive over time.
- Keep production rates as stable as possible to reduce uncertainty for our employees.
- Prepare our workforce for future production needs
- Invest in the future of Mack and our employees
The company needs agreements with the UAW that will allow us to:
- Attract and retain a skilled workforce
- Increase line stability, operational flexibility, and performance
- Train and upskill our people.
- Further improve our partnership and approach to problem-solving
We will continue to post updates as they are available.
Aug. 28 Bargaining update
Master Contract: We are looking forward to starting negotiations for the master agreement on Aug. 29.
Lehigh Valley: The parties have reached tentative agreements for the Local 677 LVO Office, Shop, and Engineering Bargaining Units.
Hagerstown: The parties have reached tentative agreements for the Middletown/Cores and Local 171 Office, Shop and Skilled Trades Bargaining Units. Negotiations for the Engineering Bargaining Unit continues this week.
Middletown: The Middletown Circular Operations facility and Local 677 have reached a tentative agreement.
Baltimore: The Baltimore PDC and UAW Local 2301 bargaining teams are continuing negotiations this week.
Jacksonville: The Jacksonville PDC and UAW Local 2420 bargaining teams are continuing negotiations this week.
Aug. 15 Bargaining update
Hagerstown: The parties met last week to exchange and discuss proposals for the Engineering Bargaining Unit. They will resume discussions Aug. 15 with the Shop Bargaining Unit.
Lehigh Valley: The LVO and UAW Local 677 completed Office Bargaining Unit discussions last week and will focus on Shop Unit while working towards closing the Engineering Bargaining Unit talks this week.
August 7: Bargaining update
Baltimore: The Baltimore PDC and UAW Local 2301 teams met and exchanged initial proposals last week. The parties returned to the table Aug. 7 to continue negotiations.
Lehigh Valley: The LVO and UAW Local 677 teams completed Office Bargaining Unit discussions last week and are continuing Shop and Engineering Bargaining Unit discussions.
Hagerstown: The Hagerstown Operations and Local 171 teams met to discuss Skilled Trades and the Shop Bargaining Unit last week. The parties return this week to focus on the Engineering Bargaining Unit.
July 31: Bargaining update
Hagerstown: The Hagerstown Operations and UAW Local 171 bargaining teams continued discussing proposals for the Skilled Trades Bargaining Unit last week. This week the parties will begin discussing Shop Bargaining Unit proposals.
Lehigh Valley: Lehigh Valley Operations (LVO) and UAW Local 677 concluded their third week of bargaining. The LVO bargaining team and the Local 677 Engineering and Office Bargaining Units exchanged proposals and began discussions last week. This week the parties will focus on the Shop Bargaining Unit, along with additional meetings with the EBU and OBU.
July 24: Bargaining update
Lehigh Valley: The LVO and UAW Local 677 bargaining teams concluded their second week of bargaining Friday. The next bargaining session starts today, focused on UAW Local 677 Office and Engineering Bargaining Units. Additional bargaining sessions are scheduled through the end of the month.
Hagerstown: The Hagerstown Operations and UAW Local 171 bargaining teams met last week to continue the exchange of proposals for the office bargaining unit. All proposals were discussed, and the majority were concluded. The parties also met with the Skilled Trades bargaining unit to exchange and discuss initial proposals. The parties will return to the table this week to continue discussing Skilled Trades unit proposals and begin bargaining for the shop bargaining unit.
Middletown: The Middletown Circular Operations facility and UAW Local 677 began negotiating last week. The parties exchanged initial proposals and started the collective bargaining process. Several proposals seek to enhance training, ensure the efficient operations and production at Middletown, and ensure the facility maintains the flexibility to meet customer demands. The parties reached several tentative agreements to clean up contract language and will return to bargain in early August.
July 14: Bargaining update
Lehigh Valley: The LVO and UAW Local 677 bargaining teams began negotiations this week with both parties exchanging initial proposals. The next bargaining session is planned for next Monday through Wednesday (July 17-19), with additional bargaining sessions scheduled through the end of the month.
Hagerstown: The Hagerstown Operations and UAW Local 171 bargaining teams met on Tuesday to exchange initial proposals and kickoff the collective bargaining process for the office bargaining unit. The parties will return to the table next week to continue discussing office bargaining unit proposals, and will also begin bargaining for the Skilled Trades unit.
Jacksonville: The Jacksonville PDC and UAW Local 2420 bargaining teams began negotiating a new contract this week with both parties exchanging initial proposals. The parties will return to the table to continue negotiations in August.
Middletown: The Middletown Remanufacturing and UAW Local 677 bargaining teams will meet on Tuesday, July 18 to begin negotiations.
July 11: Local negotiations begin in Lehigh Valley, Hagerstown, Jacksonville
Local negotiations began today for the LVO Shop Bargaining Unit (SBU), the Hagerstown Office Bargaining Unit (OBU), and the Jacksonville PDC. Negotiations for the LVO Engineering Bargaining Unit (EBU) and OBU, Hagerstown SBU and Skilled Trades, and Middletown/Cores will begin later this month. The Hagerstown EBU and Baltimore PDC talks are scheduled to begin in early August.
While some contracts are beginning bargaining in mid-July and others are starting later in the summer, Mack is committed to taking the time necessary to ensure the parties are meeting to discuss all appropriate issues for each contract. Both the Company and the UAW have agreed to a bargaining schedule to ensure adequate time to engage in bargaining.