UAW Workers at High Point, North Carolina Thomas Built Buses Facility Ratify New Contract


HIGH POINT, N.C. – Oct. 20, 2014 – Thomas Built Buses today announced United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 5287 ratified a new four-year contract for workers at its manufacturing facility in High Point, North Carolina. 

The new contract rewards the valuable contributions of Thomas Built’s workforce while improving the efficiency of its operations in order to make the business more competitive.  The contract includes a ratification bonus, four pay increases, and increased paid vacation.   The agreement is effective immediately and runs through April 20, 2018.  

“The new four-year agreement between Thomas Built Buses and the UAW serves the mutual benefit of our company and our valued workers,” said Kelley Platt, president, Thomas Built Buses. “The ongoing close collaboration with the UAW has resulted in a contract that will help assure Thomas Built Buses continued growth in the market place, manufacturing excellence and market leadership.”

Headquartered in High Point, North Carolina, Thomas Built offers a full line of type A, C and D buses for schools, childcare centers, activity centers, transit applications and specialty markets.  The facility in High Point currently employs approximately 1,400 workers.

About Thomas Built Buses
Founded in 1916, Thomas Built Buses is a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America. Since the first Thomas Built bus rolled off the assembly line, the company has been committed to delivering the smartest and most innovative buses in North America. Learn more at or at

Thomas Built Buses, Inc., headquartered in High Point, N.C., is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading manufacturer of class 4-8 vehicles. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company.

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