“I don’t know if anyone heard us and I doubt this changed their minds,” said local union president Brian Lansaw. “But over the long haul they will hear us.”


A change to the attendance policy at AGCO has workers upset — union representative say the change represents a departure from the union negotiated contract with the company, making a sick day count in a point system which can lead to the termination of an employee.

“Don’t get sick, they’ll fire you quick” was the first chant of the day for United Steel Workers Local No. 11228 as they munched on pizza during their lunch break.

“I don’t know if anyone heard us and I doubt this changed their minds,” said local union president Brian Lansaw. “But over the long haul they will hear us.”

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