Mercury/MerCruiser

Mercury Marine is a division of Illinois-based Brunswick Corp. that makes outboard, sterndrive, inboard and jet-drive engines for boats.

Some Mercury union employees seek another contract vote

Some union employees at Mercury Marine are asking about having a second vote on a labor contract they rejected last weekend, according to reports. Mercury’s contract proposal expires at midnight Saturday. The two sides met Tuesday, but no changes to the proposed contract were made by Mercury. The company reiterated it had no plans to…more

No progress in Mercury talks

No progress was made Tuesday in talks between Mercury Marine and union officials. The two sides met, but no changes to the proposed contract were made and the union did not say if a second vote would be conducted, according to Mercury. The company reiterated that this was not a negotiating session, but the conclusion…more

Mercury, union set to meet again today

Mercury Marine and union officials of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 1947 will meet later today, though the company says it stands by its final contract offer. President Mark Schwabero said the meeting was scheduled a week ago. The meeting will take place at the company’s Fond du Lac, Wis., headquarters, but…more

Mercury union votes down contract

Union workers at Mercury Marine overwhelmingly rejected the company’s contract proposal Sunday and the company says that means much of the Fond du Lac, Wis., operations will be moving to Stillwater, Okla. “We appreciate the patient support of our employees and communities as we’ve gone through this process,” said Mark Schwabero, president of Mercury Marine,…more

Mercury Racing marks service anniversary

Mercury Racing is celebrating the third anniversary of the Factory Fresh engine refresh service for 850 SCi, 1025 SCi, 1075 SCi and 1200 SCi consumer sterndrive engine packages. The factory-direct service, based at Mercury Racing’s world headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wis., features a complete inspection and refresh of the engine. In addition to the…more

Mercury urges union to vote yes

Mercury Marine executives held a press conference Thursday afternoon to outline the details of its contract proposal for employees in Fond du Lac, Wis., and express the urgency that union members approve the new contract when it comes to a vote Sunday. “Without changes to the [existing] contract, the cost structure in Fond du Lac…more

Mercury MerCruiser introduces new engine block

Mercury MerCruiser has developed the next generation of big-block marine power, which the company says produces more power and has better mid-range acceleration, lower emissions and superior fuel efficiency. The new engine features high-performance aluminum cylinder heads that improve mid-range acceleration and increase power. High-octane fuel is not required. The engine runs on 87 octane…more

Mercury, union fail to meet deadline

Mercury Marine and the union that represents the company’s hourly workers in Fond du Lac, Wis., failed to meet Monday’s deadline for finalization of a contract agreement. Company officials and representatives from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Lodge 1947 talked for about five hours Monday in Fond du Lac before the union…more

Talks continue between Mercury and union

Mercury Marine and the union that represents Mercury’s hourly employees continue meeting today in attempts to come to an agreement that would keep the company in Fond du Lac, Wis. The union has said Mercury Marine is proposing more than 170 employee contract changes, looking to restructure union wages, benefits, and work schedules just one…more

Mercury, union aim to finalize negotiations by Monday

Mercury Marine and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers continued negotiations this morning, following a six-hour session Wednesday, company officials say. The sessions are expected to keep the talks on schedule to meet the goal of finalizing negotiations by Monday. Mercury is attempting to decrease underutilization of its facilities, and consolidating its operations…more

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