Stalemate continues at Navistar’s Chatham plant

The lights remain out at Navistar’s Richmond Street truck assembly plant in Chatham.

No new talks are scheduled between CAW Locals 127 and 35 and the Chicago-based company regarding a new collective agreement.

Negotiations broke off at the end of June when the two union locals rejected company plans to downsize the Chatham operation.

“We really haven’t heard anything from the company,’’ Joe McCabe of Chatham, a CAW national representative.

McCabe said CAW president Ken Lewenza has written to the company asking for a resumption of talks.

He said company president Dan Ustian did reply to a letter from the CAW but made it clear the company was only willing to talk about its proposal.
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