On Monday May 2, over 1,000 members of the United Auto Workers Local 180 and UAW Locals 807 went on strike at CNHi (Case New Holland Industrial) in Racine, Wisconsin and Burlington, Iowa.
Workers of UAW Local 180 and 807 at CNHi produce agricultural and construction equipment including tractor loader backhoes, bulldozers and corn and auger heads. CNHi is one of the world’s largest agricultural and construction equipment makers. UAW workers at CNHi are on strike for the ability to earn a good living, retire with dignity, and establish fair work rules.
UAW Local 180 President Yasin Mahdi said that CNHi members are united to get a fair agreement that addresses the needs of working families. “Wages have not kept up with productivity,” said UAW Local 180 President Mahdi. “We are fighting for what is right — pay parity and good wages for all with time off to see our family. COVID taught us that life moves fast. We would like to address lack of vacation time and get the excessive overtime that has become the norm under control so we can spend time with our loved ones.”
CNH Industrial reported 2022 first quarter revenues of $4.6 billion, up 13% compared to 2021.
UAW President Ray Curry noted that, “UAW CNHi members have worked through the pandemic after the company deemed them essential, to produce the equipment that feeds America, builds America and powers the American economy. They are a strong united union voice on the picket line they can make a difference for working families here and throughout the country.”
“The Wisconsin labor movement proudly stands in solidarity with our sisters and brothers of the UAW Local 180 and UAW Local 807 on strike at CNHi,” said Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO. “UAW members are holding the line to strengthen our American middle class by standing together for a good union contract that establishes fair work rules with good wages and the ability to retire with dignity. We send strength and solidarity to the striking workers and urge CNHi to negotiate in good faith to reach a mutually agreeable contract.”
Stephanie Bloomingdale, President
Dennis Delie, Secretary-Treasurer
Standing in solidarity with the UAW Local 180 on strike in Racine, WI.
CNH Industrial management is cancelling their health insurance on May 13th.
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