10/17/11 – On the third try the union membership at Oshkosh Corporation has ratified a five-year contract with the company. The president of United Auto Workers Local 578 reports about 77 percent of the members voted for the deal. The critical change bringing on approval was the company’s agreement to drop a provision which would have allowed it to hire temporary workers. The first two tries at ratification where rejected by wide margins. The company says the agreement is good for everyone, a fair contract which will allow Oshkosh Corporation to compete for future military contracts because it now has a competitive cost structure.