Striking CNH Workers To Vote On Latest Contract

After eight months on the picket lines, United Auto Workers members at two CNH Industrial plants will vote on the company’s most recent contract.  Quad Cities television station WQAD is reporting that 1100 workers in Burlington, Iowa and Racine, Wisc. will vote on the proposal this weekend that CNH Industrial is calling their “last, best, and final offer”.  However, a proposal in September with the same tag wasn’t brought forward to a vote by union leaders.  At the time, CNH proposed increases in starting wages to bring base pay to $25.74 an hour by 2026, along with a ratification bonus and extension of the current health plan.  In response to that proposal, a union leader told the Milwaukee Business Journal in mid-November that union members could find better pay working at a new gummy bear factory.

Details of the new proposal have not yet been released, and CNH Industrial did not comment on the proposal when asked by local media or trade publications.