Machinists union ratifies five-year contract with Manitowoc Cranes

Manitowoc Cranes announced Nov. 21 the International Association of Machinists Local 516 has ratified a five-year contract with the company. Workers will receive cash bonuses in the first year of the contract and wage rate increases in the second through fifth years. The 120 Local 516 members walked off the job at midnight Nov. 18. The Local’s previous contract with Manitowoc expired Oct. 31. The union bargaining committee and the company negotiated a tentative agreement Nov. 20. Manitowoc Cranes continued to operate during the walk-off using unionized, hourly and management employees.