Strike continues for CNH workers in Racine; workers want to get back to work
RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Monday unionized workers of CNH industrial company continued their strike.
This comes after contract negotiations were broken months ago between workers and the company
Labor Day, union workers of United Auto Way held their own labor fest.
The chapter president Yasin Mahdi said the workers have not seen concrete contractual changes from the company.
"The company has not made any significant movement or strides getting to the end of an agreement," said Mahdi.
The president went on to say, "I personally don’t think we are any closer today then we were, you know, May 2."
Mahdi said many union workers want to get back to work, as they provided a specialized service.
"Labor is very important, there is a labor shortage, especially for skilled workers. They can perform the duties that need be performed to assemble a quality product."
CBS 58 did reach out to CNH for comment but have not heard back.
However, workers like Terri Sexton have been with the industrial company for 12 years, and she, too, is waiting for answers.
"I stepped up as an employee. I want my employer to step up now," said Sexton.
Sexton said she's looking for some relief.
"Give me a decent living wage, give me a piece of the pie, give me good health insurance and make it safe for me to come to work," said Sexton.
Sexton said she and her union peers will strike until change is made.
"Looking at us and appreciating us for what we've done for them, we've already given to them, I think it's time for them to give back to us."
Union workers say they plan on meeting with CNH soon, however getting a meeting in place has been difficult due to scheduling conflicts.