Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mercury: Talks with union to continue

Below is a post from the FDL Reporter regarding negotiations between Mercury Marine and its union in Fond Du Lac:

August 12, 2009
Mercury: Talks with union to continue

Negotiations between representatives of Mercury Marine and its hourly union employees — a key component as Mercury decides whether to consolidate all or part of its operations in Fond du Lac or Stillwater, Okla. — are expected to continue today.

Company officials said some issues were resolved Tuesday.

Mercury Marine officials have presented wage and benefit proposals to the leadership of the International Association of Machinists (IAM) and Aerospace Workers Local 1947.
The two sides have been meeting at Ramada Plaza Hotel. The company is seeking changes in three areas: work force flexibility, benefits and wages.

Further discussions are planned Thursday and Friday, if needed. Negotiations are scheduled to conclude Monday. If an agreement is reached, a vote by union members is expected within two weeks.

1 comment:

  1. I want to thank Chamber members
    ,state reps., Monique Headley,newspress & everyone in the comunity who have been so good to us & supported our plant.I volunteered to work this week, only a few of us. It was very quiet. Rumors of meetings on Monday & Tues. I still have hopes something
    will happen & some good will come from all this. I have worked there for 26yrs. It is really hard just to throw in the towel & walk away. I just can't. I'm going to stay & fight for my job as long as I can. I have worried & stressed over whether we are going or staying, now I know. The question now is how long & can we believe what they are telling us. Again thank You all Diann Wingfield Cushing, okla.