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Workers From Ashland Manufacturing Company Go on Strike

Updated: December 17, 2018 10:32 AM

Nearly 200 workers at CG Bretting Manufacturing Co. in Ashland, Wisconsin, are on strike after rejecting the company’s contract offer on Thursday. The strike took place after midnight Sunday.

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The members of Local 621 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) are striking for better wages, pension and health benefits.

“IAMAW Local 621 members at Bretting are not asking for the world,” said lead IAMAW negotiator Todd Humleker. “All they’re asking for is fairness and the ability to keep their heads above water. They, along with their families, deserve better than the agreement Bretting has put before them. The Machinists Union stands behind our members and applauds them for their courage and solidarity.”

CG Bretting Manufacturing Co. is a fourth-generation, family-owned, multi-million dollar company.

IAMAW Local 621 members employed at Bretting manufacture customized machines for the paper converting industry.

WDIO News did reach out to CG Bretting Manufacturing Co. and was told that nobody was available to give an official comment.

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