Monday, December 5, 2011
Manitowoc Crane machinists have gone on strike and the Wisconsin State Journal doesn't cover it. The situation is exactly reversed from what Governor Walker said about State employees. Manitowoc Crane CEO said that since the public sector unions have to recertify each year so should the private sector. They also wouldn't collect dues. The members voted 180 to 2 to reject this contract. Now they are on strike and injuries are up in the plant. How much is that costing the company? A company whose sales are up, profits are up, and wages are down. Just another example of the race to the bottom.