Warehouse workers at Advance Auto Parts are officially on strike.
“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.’
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