Labor Union Asks Milwaukee Technical College to Stop Training Program

Milwaukee Area Technical College is being asked by a labor union to halt a customized welder-training program that union members say is preparing nonunion workers to replace them at Caterpillar Inc.'s South Milwaukee manufacturing plant in case of a strike next month.

Caterpillar, a well-known producer of heavy machinery and equipment, has enrolled about 25 nonunion employees in the program, which was specially designed to meet the company's needs. The union, United Steelworkers Local