Manitowoc Crane cuts 150 jobs

More troubles today at one of Manitowoc's largest employers.

FOX 11 has learned more than 150 union workers at Manitowoc Crane have been told they will be laid off on Friday.

According to the Boilermakers Union Local 443, the layoffs are a result of a strike International Association of Machinists Local 516 started on Monday.

The more than 180 members of the machinists union walked off the job this week.

Machinist leaders say the company's current contract offer would weaken the union.

Source: Fox11 Online