Nearly five dozen members of UAW Local 291 have gone on strike. The picketing began early Monday morning, Feb. 6, after the conclusion of a workersâ€™ meeting during which the decision was made to take action.
The workers at AxleTech chose to go on strike because they believe they are being put at a disadvantage in the negotiation process, with essential information regarding insurance coverage being denied to them.
â€śWe are on an unfair labor practice strike,â€ť UAW Local 291 President Robert Mitchell said. â€śWe hope to get an agreement soon to get our people back to work.â€ť
In addition to the picketing, the members of UAW Local 291 are planning a support rally to be held at their union headquarters in Oshkosh at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11.