Tuesday, April 02, 2019 4:44 a.m. CDT
TOMAHAWK, WI (WSAU-WAOW) Harley-Davidson and two of its unionized worker groups have not reached a new labor agreement.
Harley-Davidson issued a news release on Monday that says unionized workers at the Tomahawk plant rejected the company’s offer. It impacts 280 employees. Harley-Davidson says the current agreement has been extended until midnight on April 14.
The union representing employees in the Milwaukee area also rejected the offer, while one other union group accepted it.
“We are disappointed with the decision by our employees represented by USW Local 2-209 and Local 460,” said Michelle Kumbier, Chief Operating Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company.
According to the release, in Tomahawk the average wage for current, regular full-time bargaining unit employees under the first year of the proposed agreement would be over $25 per hour.
“We believe the offer is competitive while continuing to provide a stable production environment as we focus on achieving our strategy to build the next generation of Harley-Davidson riders globally,” Kumbier added. “We look forward to a return to further negotiations.”
The company says production will not be impacted while contract talks continue.