Oct. 16–SPRINGFIELD — Navistar and members of the United Auto Workers will continue talks and local UAW officials told the News-Sun there will not be a work stoppage today.
The UAW and the truck maker are negotiating a new contract after their most recent deal expired on Oct. 1. Both sides were working under the terms of their existing contract, but the UAW provided a 24-hour notice to the company Monday that the extension could end. The deal was set to expire at 1 p.m. today.
Few specifics were available today. But the sides are continuing to talk and workers will continue to report for work Tuesday despite the deal ending at 1 p.m., said Chris Blizard, president of the UAW Local 402. He was unable to provide any further further details.
Officials from the UAW in Detroit simply said talks with the company are ongoing.
A Navistar website devoted to providing information about the negotiations also did not include any new information Tuesday afternoon. The company is a significant employer locally, with about 1,800 workers in the facility. Thousands of the company’s retirees also live in the area.
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