December 10, 2023

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Chicago-area mechanics’ strike continues with union, NCDC locked in standoff

Mechanics at fifty six Chicago-place car dealerships are on strike for a 2nd week as their union and the Chicago New Car or truck Supplier Committee, which represents the suppliers, spar around work deal details and who ought to make the future transfer in negotiating a new 4-year deal.

The staff members are customers of Area 701, which is section of the Global Affiliation of Machinists and Aerospace Staff trade union. The Chicago Vehicle Trade Affiliation — which suggests it is not section of these specific negotiations — supports its customers that are section of the car seller committee, identified as the NCDC.

Area 701 posted a negotiation update to its internet site, in which it claimed the NCDC is prolonging the strike by disregarding the union’s rejection of its deal proposal.

The union is inquiring the NCDC to pay back selected contributions set by the union’s Well being and Welfare Fund to not make it much easier to lessen weekly assured pay back if a skilled worker is not meeting work expectations mainly because of extenuating instances, such as COVID-19 shutdowns and to not supply contracts that include “most favored country” language.

“We have explained to the NCDC we are joyful to return to the table when it can realign its positions with [union members’] demands,” Area 701 claimed in the update.