Mechanics have ended their two-month strike at six car dealerships in Duluth.
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - Mechanics have ended their two-month strike at six car dealerships in Duluth.
Co-owner Peter Kolar of the Kolar Automotive Group, among the dealers struck, says that a settlement was reached Monday.
Kolar says most of the striking mechanics were expected back on the job Wednesday.
The first mechanics and parts employees walked off their jobs June 15th after contract talks broke down.
Other mechanics later joined the strike.
Eventually 60 mechanics and parts employees represented by United Auto Workers Local 241 were on strike.
An increase in health care premiums was one sticking point.
But an even bigger one was contract language on the amount of time technicians had to do repairs.
Mechanics said the changes could result in insufficient time to do jobs properly.