Sheboygan, WI – 1,500 members of UAW Local 833 have ratified a new five-year agreement with the Kohler Company that will increase wages and improve benefits. Local 833 members work in production and skilled trades positions at the company’s Village of Kohler and Town of Mosel manufacturing facilities in Kohler, WI.
“The new contract addressed the key issues that are important to our membership,” local President, Tim Tayloe, said. “The wage increases, and retirement benefits will help Kohler hire and retain the best workers in the region. I’m glad we were able to reach a new agreement that will help everyone succeed over the long term.”
“With the membership solidly behind the UAW Local 833 Bargaining Committee, they were again able to hammer out an agreement that respects the dignity of their work,” said Region 4 Director, Brandon Campbell. “Will strike, if provoked” isn’t just a t-shirt saying for members of Local 833. In 2015, their solidarity and decision to strike for better wages, benefits, and working conditions put the employer on notice for years to come. Respect our existence or expect our resistance! The American economy would be better served if more American workers had a meaningful and legally binding voice in their workplace. Congratulations on a job well done.”