April 30, 2013

USW: Caterpillar's South Milwaukee workers won't strike

United Steelworkers Local 1343 has taken a neutral position on the proposed six-year labor contract that 803 members at Caterpillar Inc.â;€™s South Milwaukee plant will vote on Tuesday.

If the union votes the contract down, it will not strike, said Ross Winklbauer, a local USW sub-district director in West Allis. The union intends for members to continue working while it continues negotiating if the contract isnâ;€™t approved tomorrow.â;€Âoe;We will not be out on strike tomorrow night,â;€Â; Winklbauerâ;€¦;

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