Kohler Replacement Workers in Searcy File Suit over Lost Jobs

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.

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