October 14, 2008 |
He'd had a rotten day at the office -- the boss had barked at him, ordering him to get some mammoth project done within an impossible deadline. So he got aboard his pearl-white Harley-Davidson Street Glide, turned the ignition, gripped the throttle and revved the engine. He rode through streets crowded with apartments, past well-lighted skyscrapers. The city faded behind him and he breathed in the cool nighttime air, his motorbike roaring through the desert.
September 23, 2008 |
Owning a chromed or custom Harley-Davidson is "not about transportation, it's about an experience," says the company's chief executive, James L. Ziemer. That's clear to even the most average of non-motorcycling Joes, who, on any given day, are likely to see T-shirts, leathers, window decals, cigarette lighters, bandannas and other paraphernalia emblazoned with the company's trademark bar and shield. But there's one Harley-Davidson Motor Co. item that hasn't been selling as well in the U.S.
February 23, 2007 |
Workers at Harley-Davidson Inc.'s largest plant approved a new contract, ending a 3-week-old strike that cost the company an estimated $11 million a day. Frank Larkin, a spokesman for the International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, said the contract, which will raise workers' pay 12% over three years, was approved by more than 80% of the members of the union's Local 175.
February 17, 2007 |
Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc. said it had reached a tentative labor agreement with union workers at its largest manufacturing plant in York, Pa., a breakthrough in the 2-week-old strike by nearly 2,800 employees. A vote by the union rank and file is expected next week, the company said.
February 13, 2007 |
Talks between Harley-Davidson Inc. and the striking workers at its largest plant will resume Wednesday, the union said Monday. "Unlike earlier meetings, this session will be face to face without mediators present," said Frank Larkin, a spokesman for the International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Nearly 2,800 workers at Harley's plant in York, Pa., walked off the job Feb. 2 after their contract expired. Harley is seeking a number of concessions from the workers.
February 7, 2007
Harley-Davidson Inc. said it planned to lay off as many as 740 employees and reduce production at two facilities because of a strike at its largest plant.