Striking Cat Workers Say No to Latest Offer
Union official says the pay increases being offered were too small given the hike in health care cost.
Striking Joliet Caterpillar workers rejected the company's latest contract offer Wednesday, pushing the work stoppage into its 31st day.
According to a report published by Reuters, 620 of the plant's 800 employees voted on the proposal. It was rejected by 81 percent, the story said. A union official told the wire service that the raises offered were too small, especially given the increase in health care costs being proposed.
Read the full Reuters account: "Caterpillar workers reject contract; strike goes on"
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