Union workers at Kohler Co. have approved a new contract against the recommendation of their leaders.
Union workers at Kohler Co. have approved a new contract against the
recommendation of their leaders. The contract passed with 62% of the vote,
which was taken in Sheboygan,
The contract calls for a 5-year
pay freeze, and workers will pay more for health insurance. As an incentive to
ratify it, the company offered $1,000 signing bonuses plus additional holiday
pay this year. The deal also includes a two-tier wage system and extensive use
of temporary labor.
Officials with United Auto
Workers Local 833 had called the offer unreasonable and called for more
negotiations. However, the company said it was done negotiating.
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Kohler Union Approves Contract That Union Leaders Scorn
December 20, 2010