Daimler union workers end strike in Portland

Daimler union workers end strike in Portland

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by Sara Roth, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on July 22, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 22 at 5:02 PM

PORTLAND – Workers at Daimler’s Portland truck plant ended their three-week-long strike after negotiating new wage and labor terms Monday.

All of the plant’s 725 machinists and painters working on Swan Island went on strike after rejecting a contract on July 2. Employees said they deserved higher raises after four years of wage freezes, according to a spokesman for the workers.

The new terms included a wage increase of $1.55 per hour over 40 months. Workers will return to work Tuesday morning.

The Daimler Trucks North America plant on Swan Island makes up to 30 Western Star trucks a day.

Background: Daimler machinists, painters go on strike

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