Union workers reject CNH Global contract offer

Union members at CNH Global facilities in four cities rejected on May 8 the company’s “final” proposal for a six-year labor contract. Approximately 640 members of United Auto Workers Local 807 in Racine, Wis., Burr Ridge, Ill., St. Paul, Minn., and Burlington, Iowa, have been working without a contract since May 2, when the previous contract expired. The United Auto Workers said the proposal was “substandard” and recommended its rejection. Jeffrey Walsh, a spokesman for CNH Global, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the proposed contract was fair to both sides, while helping the company remain competitive.