Union Says Volvo Plans More Layoffs

A union leader at the Volvo Trucks North America plant in Dublin said Saturday that the company is planning another round of layoffs, but Volvo said it has no such plans.

Volvo Trucks, based in Greensboro, N.C., is the New River Valley’s second-largest employer with 2,300 workers.

Lee Thomas, bargaining chairman at United Auto Workers Local 2069, said the company notified the union Thursday that an unspecified number of workers would be laid off because of a decrease in truck orders.

However, Volvo spokesman Phil Romba said, “There are no plans at this point to make changes in production.”

Romba said he had no idea how the rumor got started.