There won’t be a second vote by manufacturing employees at Mercury Marine on proposed contract changes.
That word from Machinists Local 1947 President Mark Zillges (Thursday) afternoon. Zillges said he couldn’t comment further and referred reporters to the District 10 office in Milwaukee for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and two union representatives there.
Russell Krings, who was out front during the negotiations with Mercury officials in Fond du Lac during the past several weeks said, “I’m not going to comment” and hung up the phone when contacted by KFIZ.
Another District 10 representative wasn’t available for comment.
Earlier in the day, union officials said in order to stage a second vote there would need to be substantial changes to the contract offer, which didn’t materialize during a meeting with Mercury President Mark Schwabero (SCHWAB-uh-roh) Tuesday.
Mercury’s “last, best, and final offer” is on the table through midnight Saturday. Efforts to keep the Mercury corporate headquarters in Fond du Lac continue.
AUDIO: Bob Nelson reports (MP3 1:03)
Contributed by KFIZ’s Bob Nelson.