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April 20, 2013

Caterpillar, union 'far apart on many issues' in South Milwaukee negotiations

Caterpillar Inc. and United Steelworkers Local 1343 have found common ground on some minor details in their ongoing contract negotiations, but the two sides â;€Âoe;remain far apart on many issues,â;€Â; according to a statement from the union Friday.

The local union represents 803 workers at Caterpillarâ;€™s South Milwaukee factory, where the current labor contract expires at the end of the month. Negotiations began April 2.â;€Âoe;Our USW Local 1343 negotiating committee continues to meet with Caterpillarâ;€¦;

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