Looks like Harley-Davidson is entering round three of the “get what we want” trifecta. First York got the squeeze, then Wisconsin and now Kansas City.
Harley is “reviewing its operations” in Kansas City and has determined they need to make some big changes if they are going to continue operations there in the future. Sound familiar? So unless Kansas City follows York’s and Wisconsin’s lead, they could be losing their jobs. York is being eyed as a possible site to move that manufacturing if Kansas City gets closed. York says capacity is no problem and they would welcome the additional work.
The workforce in York will be reduced by more than 50% till all is said and done.
We’ll have to keep an eye on the situation in Kansas City to see if they fall in line or try to play hardball.
Harley-Davidson is at it again, only this time the focus is on Wisconsin not York! Harley has decided their operation in WI is costing too much money so they are going to make the same contact offer they did in York.
You can read my post about the York contract here for details. Sources are saying Harley intends to persuade their WI workers to accept this contract or they will close WI and move the work to York.