Harley-Davidson employees approve new agreement in Pennsylvania

Freeman Staff

Nov. 23, 2015

MILWAUKEE — The Harley-Davidson workers at the York, Pa., facility have voted to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with the company, which will be effective Feb. 1 through Oct. 15, 2022.

The motorcycle assembly workers are represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 175. The agreement, which covers approximately 970 employees at York, succeeds the current agreement, which was originally scheduled to expire in February 2017, according to the announcement.

“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 Michelle Kumbier, Harley-Davidson senior vice president, Motor Company Product and Operations. “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 agreement includes wage increases in each year of the contract and maintains the company’s flexible manufacturing model.