MILWAUKEE — Steelworkers at
Harley-Davidson have overwhelmingly rejected a new contract offer,
while machinists have accepted a deal.
United Steelworkers Local 2209 in the Milwaukee area and Local 460
in Tomahawk rejected the new deal Monday. WTMJ-AM reports the
current contract between steelworkers and Harley took effect in 2012
and was set to expire Monday. But, the union will continue to work
under the old contract.
Harley-Davidson executives say they are disappointed in the vote.
The motorcycle maker says the contract provided a competitive wage
increase in each year of the 5-year contract as well as a $2,250
Meanwhile, another union at Harley, the International Association of
Machinists and Aerospace Workers' Lodge 78, ratified a new 5-year