Briggs & Stratton's new contract accepted by union workers

A new four-year labor contract from Briggs & Stratton has been accepted by United Steelworkers Local 2-232, which represents 395 workers at the company's plants in Wauwatosa and Menomonee Falls in Wisconsin. The contract was ratified by a 268-82 vote after previous proposals from the company were rejected. Briggs agreed to raise wages by 2% each year for the last three years of the contract, match the health benefits given to salaried workers and hire temporary workers only for specific needs, such as seasonal work, these reports say.

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