KOHLER, Wis. (AP) – Union workers have overwhelmingly approved a new contract ending a monthlong strike against the Kohler Co. in Wisconsin.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports union officials say the tentative agreement was supported by 91 percent of the 1,846 employees who voted Wednesday. Workers will return to their jobs Thursday morning.READ MORE: Unemployment In Michigan: 30,816 New Jobless Claims Filed Last Week
The strike began Nov. 15 at the privately held maker of plumbing products, cabinets, furniture and other items.
Under the agreement, employees would get wage increases in each year of the four-year contract, according to union leaders who represent about 2,000 workers at Kohler’s kitchen and bath plant in the village of the same name and at a generator factory north of Sheboygan.READ MORE: If Kids Are Able To Get COVID Vaccine, Health Department May Re-Evaluate Michigan’s Re-Opening Plan
The workers are members of United Auto Workers Local 833.
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