Mercury Marine extends union contract

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Mercury Marine and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Lodge 1947 agreed on a five-year contract extension.

The extension, approved by the union membership in a vote Sunday, will remain in place through Aug. 28, 2021, according to the (Milwaukee) Journal Sentinel.

Details of the agreement were not made public, but it includes wage increases, ratification bonuses and health care and wellness initiatives, the marine engine manufacturer said.

"While rebuilding the relationship between our members at IAM Local Lodge 1947 and Mercury Marine is an ongoing process, I believe ratification of this extension is a first step in the right direction," union representative Benito Elizondo said in a statement, according to the Sentinel.

"The new agreement is good for our members, Mercury Marine and the community," Elizondo said.

Mercury Marine employs nearly 2,500 people in Fond du Lac, Wis., and more than 5,200 worldwide.

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