WI AFL-CIO: IAMAW Machinist Union Local 1855 workers end strike, win new and improved contract

(October 24, 2020, MILWAUKEE, WI) — Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement congratulating the members of the IAMAW Local 1855. On October 24, 2020, after a weeklong strike, IAMAW Local 1855 union members employed at AstenJohnson in Appleton overwhelmingly accepted a greatly improved contract offer. This offer includes locking in insurance plan design and premiums for the next two years among other positive changes.
“Congratulations to the workers of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union (IAMAW) Local 1855. This is what worker power looks like. Today, IAMAW Local 1855 workers ratified a new and improved collective bargaining agreement after a short and powerful strike. Not one person crossed the picket line. Working people stuck together and won, making gains that set the stage for every worker in our community. There is power in the union.”