This has become so predictable. Harley-Davidson has used the same strategy again to get what they want from workers. Cut permanent employees; add casual workers and then we will stay put. First York, then Wisconsin, now Missouri. They are cutting 145 union workers and adding 145 casual workers to replace them in order to be competitive in Missouri. And of course “other restructuring moves” are thrown in for good measure.
It was either agree to Harley’s terms or they would shut down the plant in question each time. Seriously, workers are left with no option other than to agree or face a plant closing. Not much or a choice.