Harley-Davidson Contract News
Management of Harley-Davidson Inc. said it has been advised by the two unions representing its Milwaukee-area employees that both proposed labor agreements have been approved in membership votes Monday morning.
“Today’s outcome in Milwaukee is a significant step toward creating the competitive, flexible operations that are essential to the company’s future,” the company said in a statement.
Hourly workers represented by the United Steelworkers Local 2-209 in Milwaukee and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Lodge 78 in Milwaukee, have voted in favor of the agreement, according to the company.
The two unions represent about 1,000 active employees at Harley-Davidson’s powertrain production facility in Menomonee Falls.
The company said it doesn’t expect to have the results of a contract vote by employees in Tomahawk until later in the day. The United Steelworkers Local 460 represents about 275 active employees in Tomahawk.
Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson’s board of directors is scheduled to meet Tuesday for a final review and decision on its Wisconsin production operations, at which time the company said it will provide further information.
Harley-Davidson management has said that approval of the new agreement would be required for the company to keep jobs in the state.
“We thank the union leadership for their hard work in getting to this point and we appreciate the efforts and dedication of all our employees in building Harley-Davidson’s ongoing success as an American manufacturer in a global economy,” the company said in its statement.
Read more: Harley-Davidson confirms votes by two local unions – The Business Journal of Milwaukee
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