Photos: Caterpillar workers on strike
Sun-Times Media June 15, 2012 3:23PM
Allen Williams (left), machine repairman, and Mike Kara (right), machinist, cheer during a rally for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers outside the Joliet Caterpillar plant Friday, May 11. | Matthew Grotto~Sun-Times Media
Updated: August 15, 2012 1:37PM
About 780 members of Local Lodge 851 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers went on strike against Caterpillar in Joliet May 1 after rejecting the company’s “last, best and final offer” by an overwhelming majority. Workers rejected a slightly modified contract offer again on May 30.
Members of the union leadership and Caterpillar reached a tenative agreement Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2012.