State News Roundup: Caterpillar, Union reach agreement in Milwaukee
Union workers have approved a new six-year contract at the Caterpillar mining equipment plant in South Milwaukee. It's the first contract since Caterpillar acquired the plant in 2010 from the former Bucyrus International. It freezes wages-and-pension payments - but it includes a four-thousand-dollar signing bonus, plus annual bonuses based on the company's performance. The workers could get up to 18-thousand dollars during the life of the contract.