SEARCY, AR - Replacement workers left without jobs when Kohler Corporation settled a strike and brought union workers back to its Searcy plant have filed a federal lawsuit against the company. The stainless steel furnishings factory used replacement workers for about a year while its union workers were on strike. The work stoppage ended last month.
The replacement workers claim they were fired without the required 60-days notice and they should be compensated. A lawyer for the replacement workers says the company told the workers that settlement of the strike would not affect them.
A spokesman for the Wisconsin-based company did not immediately return calls seeking comment.