USA: Advance Auto Parts warehouse workers strike after negotiations on a ‘fair’ contract failed

Author: Justin Backover, WFMZ-TV, Published on: 6 September 2019

"Advance Auto Parts warehouse workers go on strike over labor dispute", 4 September 2019

Hundreds of workers at the Advance Auto Parts warehouse in Weisenberg Township went on strike Wednesday over a labor dispute, according to a union news release. The union representing workers said AAP has failed to negotiate a fair contract for employees...

...Negotiations for a first contract for about 550 workers began in November, but AAP and the union have not been able to reach an agreement, LIUNA said. More than 90% of AAP workers turned down their employer's proposal in August and voted to go on strike, the union said.

 ...The biggest sticking points are wages, which the union says start at $13 an hour, and health care. 

The group of 500 workers voted to strike and say they plan to keep it up until something changes. 

 Advance Auto Parts released this statement...: We have been bargaining in good faith with the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) for nearly a year and put forward a very fair contract for the more than 500 Team Members at our Kutztown Distribution Center....We look forward to resolving this process amicably and in a manner that serves both our Team Members and our company's long term success..."

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