The governor says he’s pleased to see another contract vote scheduled at Mercury Marine.
Union workers at the company’s Fond du Lac facility will take a third vote starting today. While Governor Jim Doyle isn’t commenting on the contract concessions they’re being called on to make, he’s happy workers are getting another chance to vote.
Doyle says he expects to see more jobs added if Mercury Marine remains in the state. Based on the incentives he says have been offered to the company, as many as 600 jobs could be in place in the coming years.
However, the governor says it may be awhile before that happens and is highly dependent on sales picking up for outboard motors again.
Union workers initially rejected the proposed contract changes and a second vote was called off after the company said it would not accept the results.