An iron workers union at Harley Davidson has overwhelming rejected a new contract offer today.
While the deal was voted down, an anonymous source with United Steelworkers Local 2-209 told WTMJ the workers are not planning to strike.
“We’re on the same contract we were before,” a longtime employee told WTMJ. “We are going to work and the deal will be renegotiated with another vote.”
The current contract between the union and Harley Davidson, which took effect in 2012, was set to expire April 1. They’ll continue to work under the same contract with an extension.
“This isn’t really a thing about money,” the longtime employee said. “The language of the contract is really bad on certain issues. It’s basically the same contract with a couple grains of sugar on it.”
Employees are preparing for negotitations on the new deal to take a couple of weeks.