Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local 175 (District 98) employed at the Harley-Davidson plant in York, Penn., have overwhelmingly ratified a new industry-leading 5-year collective bargaining agreement.
“We are glad that Harley-Davidson realized that a two-tier system for the workforce is not good for the bottom line,” said IAM Eastern Territory General Vice President David Sullivan. “This contract reflects IAM Local 175 members’ skills and dedication to making Harley-Davidson one of the most successful iconic brands in the world. I want to thank the negotiating committee for their patience in getting our members a deal that locks in increased wages and benefits.”
“Our members had concerns over the two-tier wage scale,” said IAM District 98 Assistant Directing Business Representative Kermit Forbes. “Their solidarity paid off, and together the membership won the day, eliminating the two-tier wage system at the end of the agreement. My thanks go out to the Negotiating Committee and the membership.”
The York facility is Harley-Davidson’s vehicle operations plant, assembles motorcycles, and performs other manufacturing functions.