Elkhart Products employees go on strike

Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 2:52 PM EDT
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ELKHART, Ind. (WNDU) - More than 100 employees from Elkhart Products remain on strike Monday evening.

This comes after Hoosier Local 2018 union rep David Gault said he met with company officials during the day to re-submit a “fair economic package.”

Early Monday morning, workers marched north from the corner of Mishawaka and Oak streets to Elkhart Products, holding picket signs and chanting that they want better contracts.

The group said they are on strike because Elkhart Products cut their pay by $70 a week to offset insurance costs.

“Their employees, a lot of them have been here over 20 years and they have families they want to take care of,” said Gault, union rep for Hoosier Local 2018. “We want to work for this company, we want them to make money, we all want to have our lives back.”

Gault said the strike will continue until Elkhart Products comes back to the negotiation table with a fair contract.