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UAW Ends 7-Week Strike at Volvo Plant

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July 16, 2021—A labor strike at Volvo's largest truck plant is coming to an end after union workers on Wednesday ratified an agreement with the company.

The workers approved a six-year deal with the company at its southwestern Virginia plant, ending a nearly seven-week lockout, according to the Detroit Free Press. 

The report says the deal comes after a "more assertive push" from Volvo, which announced over the weekend it would immediately implement the terms and conditions of the previously denied agreement, which would allow striking employees to receive wage increases and benefits in the agreement right away.

“The democratic process played out at Volvo Trucks. UAW members stood together through their strike and now the overall agreement and hourly agreement have been ratified despite the company's actions earlier in the week,” UAW President Ray Curry said in a news release.

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