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.
Union workers reject CNH Global contract offer
May 24, 2004