Construction workers in Wisconsin are protesting a contract with the state’s largest employer, United Parcel Service, that is expected to expire at the end of the month.
Construction workers at the Wisconsin State Journal building in Milwaukee say the contract expires March 1 and that they are planning to strike.
“This contract is not working for us.
We’re not getting what we want,” said construction worker Kyle Wahlstrom, who is also an organizer with United Parsel Service.
Wahlstrom said the contract with United did not include the benefits workers would be entitled to under the union contract.
“It’s a one-time contract.
The worker is going to have to come back in three weeks to get the benefits that we have been getting,” Wahlquist said.
In February, construction workers at United Parsells construction company in Wisconsin said they were protesting the contract for the second time.
A union official told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the company had not responded to a request for comment.
The Wisconsin State Labor Department did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.