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February 17, 2007 | From the Associated Press
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.
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BUSINESS
February 3, 1997
Motorcycle customizer Bikers Dream Inc. said it is being sued by Harley-Davidson Inc. for trademark and "trade dress" infringement, apparently for using the Harley trademark and image in advertising for Bikers' own line of custom motorcycles. Officials of the Santa Ana company were not available for comment. In a prepared statement, Bikers Dream said it intended to defend itself "vigorously." Officials at Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee could not be reached for comment.
BUSINESS
February 23, 2007 | From Reuters
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.
BUSINESS
April 14, 2005 | From Associated Press
Harley-Davidson Inc. said its fiscal first-quarter earnings rose 11% from last year, but the motorcycle maker also cut its shipment and earnings forecasts for this year because of weak sales. Harley-Davidson reported first-quarter profit of $227.2 million, or 77 cents a share, up from $204.6 million, or 68 cents, a year earlier. Revenue rose 5% to $1.24 billion from $1.17 billion. Harley shares fell $9.84, or nearly 17%, to $48.93 on the New York Stock Exchange.
BUSINESS
October 4, 2013 | By Charles Fleming, This post has been updated, as indicated below
This summer Harley-Davidson announced a new line of motorcycles and a plan to take the company in a new direction. The 2014 Street Glide Special is an example of the road ahead. This is an all-new variation on the 100-year-old American manufacturer's heralded “touring” line of Electra Glides and Street Kings, yanked into the 21st century by a bunch of high-tech additions. Among them are a dramatic new dashboard presentation that offers GPS navigation, AM-FM stereo, iPod plug-ins for your personal jukebox and a hands-free voice recognition system for your telephone calls.
TRAVEL
January 13, 2002
Here's a ticket to hog heaven that you can find right in the airport: motorcycles for rent. EagleRider Motorcycle Rental, which rents Harley-Davidsons in more than 20 cities including Los Angeles, its headquarters, and in Spain, claims its new motorcycle rental outlet at Palm Springs International Airport is the only one at any U.S. airport. These are not cheap thrills. Renting a full-size motorcycle costs $166.88 per day, or $136.57 during the current special, through Jan. 31.
BUSINESS
August 20, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter
If there's anything that underscores Harley-Davidson's holiness in the motorcycle world, it's the company's announcement Monday that Pope Benedict XVI will bless its bikes at the Vatican next June as part of the Milwaukee manufacturer's 110th anniversary. While Harley, like much of the motorcycle industry, has suffered significant sales declines in recent years due to the global financial crisis, it remains a steadfast icon -- albeit an expensive one that many consumers aren't able to afford, even if they'd like to. Harley bikes retail for $7,999 to $38,599.
BUSINESS
December 7, 2011 | By Susan Carpenter
New for 2012, the Switchback is Harley-Davidson's version of a reversible jacket. It's a cruiser that can be ridden to the Rock Store for a burger or across the country to Daytona. "We were hearing from a lot of women and aging riders: 'I love to tour, but I don't want an 800-pound motorcycle,'" said Jennifer Hoyer, media relations manager for Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee. Harley's answer: A 718-pound addition to the Dyna family that can be packed like a mule or prettied up for town with an easy-to-detach windshield and saddlebags.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1995
Saying that it anticipates high demand from the public, the city's Police Department will auction off its two remaining Harley-Davidson motorcycles Dec. 9. The 1993 FXRP Harleys--or "hogs," as they are known by aficionados--are sold directly to police departments and are not available to the public except through auctions. The Police Department expects to get $9,000 to $10,000 for each bike and will use the proceeds to purchase new Kawasaki models. Information: Ken Porter Auction Co.
BUSINESS
February 5, 1991 | From Associated Press
Nearly 1,000 workers picketed the Harley-Davidson motorcycle assembly plant outside York on Monday over pay and work rules. The two sides were "oceans apart" on issues that led employees to vote Sunday night to go on strike, said Clark Ruppert, district representative of the International Assn. of Machinists & Aerospace Workers. Company officials declined to discuss the bargaining. Employees voted 1,242 to 65 to go on strike after talks broke off Saturday afternoon.
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