Who We Represent
Written by Administrator Tuesday, 05 January 2010 20:36
We represent the employees of Volvo Trucks North America.
5110 Cougar Trail Road, Dublin, Virginia 24084
The plant was built in 1973 by White Motor Corporation, and is located on Route 643 in Dublin, overlooking Interstate 81. Our Union Hall is across the street from the plant.
White Motor Corporation filed for bankruptcy in 1981 and its assets, including the New River Valley Virginia Plant was purchased by AB Volvo Sweden in September of that year.
We produce Class 8 trucks.
Our amalgamated local represents production and maintenance workers in the shop and the office and engineering employees in the salary union.
At the time of this writing, production at our plant at present is 185 trucks a day. Our local represents 2,600 hourly and 192 salaried workers and we are over 99 percent union. Virginia is a "right to work for less state."
Our current President is Lester Hancock. Our current Bargaining Chairmen are Rick Reeves and Nicky Twine.