Workers for a Dane County appliance make are facing some big questions about the future of their jobs.
About 200 employees at Wolf Appliance in Madison recently rejected a company demand for a 20-percent cut in pay and benefits. Now, the company is threatening to move those jobs to Kentucky.
Jim Cavanaugh with the South Central Federation of Labor says there was no indication from the employer that the cuts were necessary for the business, and it’s unclear how the union will respond. Company officials have indicated their hope that workers will take another vote on the concessions.
The news comes just after the company announced earlier this week it plans to transfer 100 Subzero jobs from Madison to Arizona over the next two years to streamline production.
John Colbert, WIBA