STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 29, 2022 — 104 members of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local 439 (District 54) at Eberhard Manufacturing Co., in Strongsville are on strike after overwhelmingly voting to reject the company’s concessionary last, best, and final offer.
After also overwhelmingly voting to strike on Sunday, Aug. 28, IAM Local 439 members have been on the picket line outside Eberhard Manufacturing since 12:01 a.m. ET Monday.
The company’s contract offer includes concessions in wages, benefits, and working conditions.
“Our IAM Local 439 members at Eberhard Manufacturing are standing strong for themselves, their families and the Strongsville community,” said IAM District 54 President and Directing Business Representative T. Dean Wright, Jr. “We stand ready to negotiate a fair contract with the company that treats our membership with the respect they have earned.”
“The entire Machinists Union stands with our Local 439 members at Eberhard Manufacturing,” said IAM Eastern Territory General Vice President David Sullivan. “We will use every resource available to support them through this strike and get the contract they deserve.”
IAM members at Eberhard Manufacturing produce hardware products that are used throughout the world.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is among North America’s largest industrial trade unions and represents nearly 600,000 active and retired members in the manufacturing, aerospace, defense, airline, railroad, transportation, shipbuilding, woodworking, health care and other industries.