Oshkosh Corp. union voting on contract

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Union members at one of the largest employers in the Fox Valley vote Friday on a new contract.

And a union leader isn’t optimistic workers at Oshkosh Corp. will accept the company’s latest offer of an 8 percent wage increase over five years and a $2,000 signing bonus. Workers would pay significantly more for health insurance and the company would have the right to hire some temporary workers.

Nearly 3,100 members of United Auto Workers Local 578 are eligible to vote. Local president Nick Nitschke says if the contract offer is rejected, a strike vote could be held as early as Saturday.

The Oshkosh Northwestern says the current five-year contract expires at midnight Friday.