United Auto Workers at Case New Holland Plants in Burlington, Iowa, and Racine, Wisconsin, voted down a contract proposal on Saturday night that would have ended an 8-month long strike. The president of UAW Local 807 says 45 percent voted yes, and 55 percent voted no to the offer.
Internal meetings are ongoing among union members to see what the process is going to look like going forward.
The union went on strike against the agriculture manufacturer on May 2 of last year.
CNH presented the union with what it called a “final, all-encompassing, comprehensive offer.” However, union members didn’t vote on this deal because union leaders didn’t feel it covered the cost of inflation.
A spokesperson for CNH Industrial says the company is disappointed to learn that its recently negotiated and improved “Last, Best, and Final Offer” was not approved in the ratification vote by the union.