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Collective Bargaining

Welcome to the Allison Transmission 2023 collective bargaining agreement site, a webpage focused on maintaining updated and accurate communications regarding collective bargaining between Allison and about 1,500 employees represented by UAW Local 933. The current collective bargaining agreement (CBA) covering Allison’s UAW-represented production employees will expire on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. Our goal is to reach an agreement that supports Allison’s vision, values and brand promise. We have enjoyed a successful 80+ year partnership with the UAW and expect to continue that rapport during the negotiations process. We believe that company success translates to the individual success of all our employees. Together, we’re Improving the Way the World Works for our customers, our company and our employees.

Allison Transmission comes to the bargaining table in good faith with the objective of reaching a timely, fair and reasonable agreement. Allison is committed to providing competitive wages and benefits to our UAW-represented employees as well as reach a new agreement designed to ensure the future success of our customers, our company and our employees. Allison is focused on negotiating an agreement that is fair to all our represented employees while helping to enable the flexibility, simplicity and efficiency that the company needs. Learn more about these three areas below, as we strive to continue providing the highest quality products.



We must continue to improve upon our ability to be more flexible to grow and meet our customers’ needs. We believe that we can achieve this by improving training and employee skills. We value selection through interview and qualification process criteria, especially regarding higher skilled and higher paying jobs. We need to continue to have flexibility to best utilize our available working hours within each month. We want to ensure we can flexibly adjust work schedules to meet customer needs as well, helping improve the amount of mandatory overtime and allowing us to better control costs.


Safety and quality remain pillars of the production processes that Allison Transmission’s propulsion system are known for. To continue to be able to perform this work well, we must work together to simplify some of the current and complex processes within the CBA. By simplifying some of these processes, we believe that we can enable improvements in employee retention, balance employee movement and better balance overtime. To avoid adding cost and risk to our customers, we want to address current complexities by focusing our trades on value-add work that aids in manufacturing transmissions and focusing on completing work where our experience best lies. We want to simplify complex and cumbersome processes within the CBA related to areas such as overtime solicitation, attendance policy, shift premium, employee movement, contracting and outsourcing, tiered wages, lines of demarcation, and wage progressions. This will help improve safety, quality and productivity.


Through our employees gaining additional skills and proficiencies, we can ensure that we build a more competitive propulsion system. This improved efficiency can help us provide a value-added service to customers without added cost. We also want more deeply engaged employees to have an “owner / operator mentality.” Consider this quote from company founder James A. Allison, “Whatever leaves this shop over my name must be of the finest work possible.” This driven, hands-on approach generates commitment to the employee and to the company.





  • Health + Safety

  • Corporate Responsibility

  • Legacy

  • Products


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  • Our Commitment to Health and Safety
  • The health and safety of employees and visitors is a guiding principle of Allison Transmission. Allison has in place a wide variety of measures, including training and reporting mechanisms, to ensure that its employees remain as safe as possible. The company is continuously improving its processes and programs to increase safety standards globally. Allison reviews its health and safety metrics regularly, including first-aid, recordable injuries and lost workday case injuries. Manufacturing shifts begin with a daily start-of-shift meeting on the plant floor with a safety message.

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  • Our Corporate Responsibility
  • All over the world, Allison Transmission employees strive to make a difference in the communities where they live and work. We focus our efforts on education initiatives, economic empowerment and engaging our employees as we support their commitment to making a difference. We are dedicated to helping our communities grow and thrive. Whether we are reducing our trash waste, improving facilities for energy efficiency, reducing fuel consumption, decreasing emissions through our products or volunteering for any number of causes, we want to improve the lives of people around the world.

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  • Our Legacy
  • Throughout our long history, Allison Transmission has been a leader in innovation, creativity and continually pushing toward new advances in technology. Our heritage, starting in 1915 with James Allison, has been strong and steady throughout the decades that we’ve been creating fully automatic transmissions. We were there from the beginning, with the invention of the world’s first heavy-duty automatic transmission, and even now Allison is the premier designer, developer and manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems. Learn more.

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  • Our Products
  • For more than 100 years, Allison Transmission has continuously discovered new ways to make work easier and more efficient. Believing our customers simply deserve the best, we design and build fully automatic transmissions that deliver premium performance with unrivaled reliability and durability. Because of our commitment to quality, Allison is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmission and hybrid propulsion systems for commercial-duty vehicles. Our transmissions can be found at work in cities and rural areas all around the world in a wide variety of applications. From refuse and distribution to mining and school buses – if the job needs to get done, customers count on Allison. Learn more about transmissions and EV solutions.