CNH resumes operations despite strike

CNH Global said operations resumed Nov. 10 at a tractor plant in Racine, Wis., and a backhoe loader plant in Burlington, Iowa. Hourly workers went on strike at the plants one week earlier. The company said it started production again using a combination of salaried employees and temporary replacement workers. CNH’s six-year contract with the United Auto Workers expired May 2, and union members rejected the company’s final offer May 8. The UAW represents about 650 of CNH’s 10,000 North American workers. Almost all the UAW members work at the plants in Burlington and Racine.