Harley-Davidson and union reach tentative agreement
York, Pa., - Harley-Davidson reported that it has reached a tentative labor agreement with representatives of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local 175 in York. The agreement is subject to membership ratification and a vote is expected to occur this week. If approved, the agreement would end a strike by Harley-Davidson’s 2,800 unionized employees in York that began February 2.
The Company has not disclosed terms of the proposed agreement or the timing of a possible resumption of motorcycle production in York.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories and general merchandise.
Analysts estimated that each day of the strike has cost Harley $11m in lost sales.