Advance Auto Parts Workers Go On Strike For Better Wages And Health Care

Warehouse workers at Advance Auto Parts are officially on strike.

WFMZ-TV reports:

“Workers at a distribution center in Lehigh County have gone on strike.

Hundreds of workers at the Advance Auto Parts warehouse in Weisenberg Township went on strike Wednesday over a labor dispute, according to a union news release.

The union representing workers said AAP has failed to negotiate a fair contract for employees.

The workers voted to unionize with the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) in September 2018.

Negotiations for a first contract for about 550 workers began in November, but AAP and the union have not been able to reach an agreement, LIUNA said.

More than 90% of AAP workers turned down their employer’s proposal in August and voted to go on strike, the union said . . .

The biggest sticking points are wages, which the union says start at $13 an hour, and health care.

The group of 500 workers voted to strike and say they plan to keep it up until something changes.’

For the rest of the story, visit WFMZ-TV here.

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