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Monday, July 23, 2012

Caterpillar, with record profits, squeezes workers

Posted By on Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 6:43 AM

RIGHT TO WORK FOR LESS: Caterpillar has found a cheaper home in North Little Rock than in Illinois.
  • RIGHT TO WORK FOR LESS: Caterpillar has found a cheaper home in North Little Rock, in part thanks to the state's anti-union "right to work" law, than in Illinois.

Interesting article on Caterpillar, the big equipment manufacturer, which is squeezing union workers in Illinois for a six-year wage freeze even as its profits hit a record.

And if they can't force a deal with unions in Illinois, CAT can always move another production line to Arkansas.

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