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YES travels to the Kohler strike

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December 7, 2015
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Milwaukee-based Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES) joins Kohler picket line.
Milwaukee-based Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES) joins Kohler picket line. (Fight Back! News / Staff)

Kohler, WI - On Dec. 5, a car caravan of students from the Milwaukee-based Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES), along with community members, traveled to Kohler to support the workers and their fight for a fair and livable contract.

2100 Kohler workers voted, and on Nov. 16 they began the open-ended strike to fight for a decent contract. Their main demand is an end the two-tier system of pay. Many of the workers on the picket line have experienced strikes at Kohler before, as the workers have historically fought back against corporate greed.

"It's great to see the many workers fight back for the rights of their fellow coworkers, their spirit is strong, they will win," said Gerardo Alvarado, a community member who traveled from Milwaukee to Kohler to join and support.

Communication will continue this upcoming week between the union and Kohler. Supporters from across the state and country will continue traveling to Kohler to show support until a decent contract is reached.

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