UAW President Tells CNHI Strikers to Apply Elsewhere

The Milwaukee Business Journal, recently reported that Yasin Mahdi, president of UAW Local 180 out of Racine, Wis., whose CNH Industrial workers have been striking since May, suggested the striking workers apply for other nearby jobs that pay more, including a new Haribo of America gummy bear factory. He said Haribo is offering $26 per hour to start.

Mahdi stated CNHI’s had proposed increasing wages by a combined $4.81 an hour over the next 4 years from the current rate of $20.93 per hour. Mahdi said CNHI had made its “last and best offer” in late September, but the union didn’t respond because it considered the contract “unacceptable.”