The UAW and Clarios met Monday after two failed agreements and two weeks without a meeting.
The strike started Could 8 after employees on the Holland plant voted down a tentative contract settlement on the finish of April. They voted down a second tentative agreement Could 22. Staff say it didn’t resolve their issues about modifications to additional time pay and different points with working circumstances.
UAW management shouldn’t be optimistic about Clarios’ willingness to compromise.
“It appears to me like they’re extra intent on breaking our members’ solidarity than reaching a good settlement,” Inexperienced mentioned.
Inexperienced and different UAW representatives mentioned Clarios has despatched letters to members encouraging them to return to work. “None of our members have crossed the road. They’re staying robust,” Inexperienced mentioned.
Stated Sherman: “We held a gathering immediately with union representatives to hearken to their suggestions on the second tentative settlement that was endorsed by the committee, and the members rejected. We stay dedicated to creating a good settlement whereas on the identical time working the plant and delivering high quality merchandise to our clients.”
The strike is considered one of two ongoing at auto elements suppliers within the Midwest. About 160 UAW members remain on strike at a Constellium plant in Van Buren Township, Mich. They started placing Could 17 over security and compensation issues.
Clarios, of Milwaukee, ranks No. 75 on Automotive Information‘ listing of the highest 100 international elements suppliers, with worldwide elements gross sales to automakers of $2.5 billion in its fiscal 2021.
Constellium, of Paris, ranks No. 84 on the listing, with worldwide gross sales to automakers of $1.88 billion in 2021.
The AFL-CIO declined to remark.