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GOSHEN -- It's hard to vote against a sure thing. United Steelworkers Local 9550, which represents about 350 members at Cequent Performance Products, voted Friday evening to accept the closure agreement offered by the company. The vote was held at...
GOSHEN – Hundreds of jobs may be a step closer to leaving Elkhart County. A federal judge on Wednesday ruled Cequent Towing can continue to move equipment out of its Goshen plant as it prepares to move the work to Mexico. The United Steelworkers...
GOSHEN – There’s new information on the battle to keep Cequent Towing in Goshen. The company wants to close the plant and move its jobs to Mexico. The United Steelworkers Union took the company to court, saying members felt they were...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Now that Michigan has become a right-to-work state, unions in this stronghold of organized labor confront a new and urgent problem: convincing members to continue paying for their services instead of taking them for free....
In ratifying a six-year contract with Caterpillar Inc. on Tuesday, workers in South Milwaukee, Wis., opened the door to a multiple system of wages that is key to the global company's flexible workforce. Ross Winklbauer, a United Steelworkers...
Tribune reporterCaterpillar Inc. on Friday said that it will lay off about a third of the workers in its South Milwaukee plant in 10 days because of lower demand for the mining equipment the Peoria-based heavy equipment manufacturer makes there. The move will affect...
Chicago Tribune reporterCaterpillar workers in South Milwaukee, Wis., on Tuesday ratified a contract they said it was slightly better than the one the earth-moving equipment maker offered in late April. “With negotiations behind us, our union can remain focused on...
Tribune reporterCaterpillar workers in South Milwaukee are set to vote Tuesday on a new contract proposal that's "slightly better" than the one the earth-moving equipment maker offered in late April. Peoria-based Caterpillar sweetened the six-year deal by offering an...
The closing of the steel mill at Sparrows Point overwhelmed Bob Jennings. Too young to retire at 59, he faced a gloomy job market for local manufacturing workers and a bureaucracy that couldn't get him timely training help. He felt like a failure. No,...
Tribune reporterCaterpillar Inc. and the United Steelworkers in South Milwaukee have reached a tentative six-year agreement, the Peoria-based earth moving equipment maker said in a statement Thursday. The union has scheduled a ratification vote June 11. The...
Tribune reporterContract negotiations between Caterpillar Inc. and workers in South Milwaukee are scheduled to continue next week, according to union officials. The Peoria-based earth moving equipment maker met with officials of the United Steelworkers union on Thursday...
Tribune staff reporterCaterpillar Inc. and the United Steelworkers Local 1343 in Milwaukee are set to return to the negotiating table on Thursday, the Peoria-based company said in a statement. ?Negotiations had stalled on May 8. Production workers at the company’s...
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