FORT ATKINSON — When McCain Foods
closes its facility in Fort Atkinson this year, about 119
workers will be affected, according to a notice sent to the
Department of Workforce Development on Thursday.
Of the 119 affected workers, 109 are
represented by UFCW Local 1473. The first layoffs are
anticipated to be June 26 and will be completed by Dec. 18
at the McCain plant located at 801 Rockwell Ave., according
to the notice.
Bumping rights do exist as part of the
collective bargaining agreement and all workers will receive
severance benefits. No reason was provided to the DWD in the
notice as to why the closure will happen.