Friday, February 04, 2011

Get Your Cat Parts Now

No, not fuzzy-kitten parts.

The United Auto Workers on Sunday voted by an overwhelming margin to allow leadership to call a strike against Caterpillar Inc. if a new contract cannot be hammered out.

UAW members at seven locals – including Local 974 in East Peoria – voted by a 94 percent majority to authorize a strike if necessary. The union did not give vote totals.

The existing six-year contract expires March 1...

That'll make a helluvamess out of Peoria.

HT: LaborPains

1 comment:

Deekaman said...

Cat will want the same concessions Harley, Merc and Kohler got. Business is good for Cat, but they aren't stupid. I'm betting strike.