December 14, 2023

The Portescap members of amalgamated UE Local 155 ratified a contract with the Regal Rexnord-owned company on November 30. The workers won the highest wage increase they’ve seen in at least 50 years — a four percent increase for each year of the three-year contract.

After the company came in with an insulting initial proposal of 2.5 percent, workers organized to put pressure on the company, including a “black shirt” day. Almost everyone showed up to the plant in black — some wearing all black.