UAW negotiations dragging on at Kohler


Kohler Co. union negotiations dragging on
NOVEMBER 13, 2010

The first week of union negotiations following Kohler Co.’s announcement of 350 local layoffs yielded no more results than the first 11 weeks.

Company spokesman Todd Weber said negotiations continued Friday and will resume next week between the company and United Auto Workers Local 833, which represents nearly 2,000 active workers.

Monday will begin the 13th week of negotiations and the seventh week since the company and union agreed to extend the prior contract. The extension is indefinite, though either side can opt out with 48 hours notice.

Kohler Co. announced Nov. 3 it would lay off 750 workers worldwide, including 350 in Sheboygan County. Union officials said that included 183 members of the UAW.

Read more @ Sheboygan Press.


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