Union at Maysteel poised to strike
Published: March 8, 2012
Tags: International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Maysteel, unions
ALLENTON, Wis. (AP) — Union workers at Maysteel in Allenton have rejected the company’s latest contract offer and plan to strike this weekend.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers’ local union rejected a third company offer Wednesday. The union representing about 300 employees says the latest three-year proposal includes no pay raises, bumps up health insurance costs and trims vacation and holiday time.
The average hourly wage at Maysteel is about $19 an hour.
The Journal Sentinel says union employees argue they’ve taken concessions while management has received pay raises and bonuses. The two previous offers included pay cuts and higher health insurance costs. Company officials say they want to avert a strike, but are prepared to hire replacement workers or move work to other plants.
Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com
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