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Thu Mar 2, 2017, 07:16 AM

UAW orders thousands of Caterpillar workers to stay on the job as contract expires

The United Auto Workers (UAW) ordered its members at Caterpillar, Inc. to continue working Tuesday night as its previous six-year contract with the heavy equipment manufacturer expired.

In a statement released shortly before the midnight contract expiration, the UAW wrote, “The UAW/CAT Bargaining Committee continues to work hard at the bargaining table. We have agreed to continue working beyond the expiration of the contract in hopes of achieving an agreement in the best interest of all members.”

Caterpillar released a similar statement, saying, “Although we have not yet reached an agreement, we have agreed to work without a contract while negotiating outstanding issues. Both parties remain at the bargaining table, focused on reaching a fair and reasonable agreement…Securing the right agreement is our team’s highest priority, and we’ll use this extra time to ensure we do it well.”

Seeking to intimidate workers and prevent them from taking any wildcat action, UAW Local 751 in Decatur, Illinois, posted on Facebook, “Work is to remain business as usual until directed otherwise. Your job is not protected if you walk out while negotiations are still in process.”

Read more: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/03/02/cate-m02.html

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Thu Mar 2, 2017, 09:44 AM

1. work to order....n/t

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Tue Nov 7, 2017, 08:58 AM

2. The Railway labor act was their guide. It controls airline workers just like this.

They can walk out only after being released and only after many hurdles.

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