MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — Manitowoc Cranes has notified its striking machinists that it’s hiring replacement workers to meet customer demand.
Company executives won’t say how many replacement employees are being hired. The International Association of Machinists local has been on strike for three weeks. Union spokesman Ben Elizondo said the labor dispute could be settled if the company would take out “union busting language” from its contract offer.
The company’s offer includes an 8 percent raise over four years. It would also give employees the opportunity to “opt out” of union membership.
The Manitowoc Herald says no new negotiations have been scheduled.
Information from: Herald Times Reporter, http://www.htrnews.com