Contract talks with the United Steelworkers Union start on Tuesday
by Micahel Allan McCrae:
Caterpillar is laying off 250 to 300 workers at its south Milwaukee plant, its heavy equipment production line it acquired from Bucyrus.
Management cited slow sales as the reason for the cuts. The announcement was made March 28, just before the Easter long weekend.
The cuts kick off Caterpillar's contract talks with the United Steelworkers Union, which represents the 800 workers at the South Milwaukee plant, that are set to begin Tuesday.
Rusty Dann, a Caterpillar spokesperson, told WISN 12 News that the that some of the cuts will be short-term. ...