Harley-Davidson workers approve labor contract

By Dinesh Ramde Associated Press

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Harley-Davidson workers in Wisconsin have approved a labor contract that included a number of steep concessions after the company threatened to move hundreds of production jobs out of the state.

The proposed seven-year deal, approved Monday, will freeze their pay and still slash some jobs.

Harley-Davidson executives had said they would move production out of Wisconsin if the contract was rejected. That would have eliminated about 1,350 jobs.

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