Harley-Davidson York Employees Approve New Labor Agreement
Just a few short days before Thanksgiving, Harley-Davidson employees based out of H-D Vehicle Operations in York, Pa., voted in approval of a new collective bargaining agreement with The Motor Company.
With representation by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 175, the employees were able to solidify the agreement that runs Feb. 1, 2016 through Oct. 15, 2022. Covering roughly 970 employees at Harley’s York facility, this new labor agreement succeeds one that would have expired in February 2017.
Senior Vice President of Motor Company Product and Operations for Harley-Davidson, Michelle Kumbier, spoke positively on the matter: “Our York employees play an important role in ensuring the strength of our manufacturing operations and our ability to be responsive to our customers globally, and we appreciate their many contributions,” Said Kumbier. She also spoke to the merits of the agreement by stating, “We believe the new contract is competitive while continuing to provide a stable production environment as we focus on managing the business for long-term success.”
The new agreement includes incremental increases during each year of the contract, and has maintained the Harley’s flexible manufacturing model, Harley reports.