Mack Trucks Inc. announced
Sunday that employees represented by the United Auto Workers have ratified
a new three-year Master Contract covering about 3,700 people at Mack facilities
in four states. The new contract is effective as of Oct. 2, 2001, and will
expire on Oct. 1, 2004.
Mack announced late last
month that operations at its Winnsboro, SC, assembly facility would be phased-out
over a 15-month period, and the agreement includes special early retirement,
relocation, severance and out-placement provisions for the 1,067 UAW-represented
employees who work at the plant (385 of whom are laid off).