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Thousands of Mack Truck workers began their strike early Monday after rejecting a recent tentative contract. Represented by the United Auto Workers (UAW) union, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Florida workers join others in an escalating pressure campaign against the automotive industry.
As UAW President Shawn Fain revealed, 73% of the union workers voted against the proposed agreement, leading them to walk out of their jobs at 7 AM.
While the tentative agreement reached on October 1st offered various incentives, such as a 10% wage increase for the first year and a guaranteed non-increase in health insurance premiums, disagreements persist. Disputes range from wage progression and job security to healthcare coverage and overtime stipulations.
Stephen Roy, the CEO of Mack, expressed disappointment over the strike and hoped to come to a resolution soon.