On April 4, 2022 over 250 members of the United Auto Workers Local 1472 went on strike at Vollrath Manufacturing in Sheboygan over economic issues critical to working families. Workers of UAW Local 1472 at Vollrath produce deep drawing, metal spinning, metal fabrication, annealing, polishing & finishing and refrigeration systems. UAW Local 1472 are striking over economic issues related to wages and the equitable elimination of tiers.
“The Wisconsin labor movement proudly stands in solidarity with our sisters and brothers of UAW Local 1472 on strike at Vollrath in Sheboygan for a fair and just contract,” said Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO. “UAW Local 1472 members are holding the line to protect our American middle class and standing up for fair wages and benefits. We urge Vollrath to come back to the table and negotiate in good faith with meaningful proposals to reach a mutually agreeable contract. It’s never easy to go on strike. The brave members of UAW Local 1472 are coming together and taking courageous action to protect and advance good jobs in our local communities across Wisconsin.”