Lear Corporation Workers End Strike
One day after walking off the job, union workers at the Lear Corporation are back to work.
The 760 workers went on strike in a dispute over wages.
Today UAW Local 2335 announced the agreement, saying the workers tentatively agreed to a new contract, that would increase wages, “Workers reached a tentative contract agreement with Lear Sunday, ending the strike that began Saturday morning. The agreement shows that when workers stick together, we can win higher wages that help us support our families. The agreement is a victory not just for the 760 workers at our plant, but for thousands of auto workers across the country who do the same hard work we do and want to be able to reach the middle class,” said Jaime Luna, president of the UAW Local and a 19 year veteran of the plant.
The exact details of the contract will be released when the membership officially votes to approve that contract. A date for a vote has not yet been set.
The employees make seats for the Explorer and Taurus car models produced at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant, according to a representative with the United Auto Workers. The workers had been without a contract since August.