— A union official says CNH Industrial plans to lay off about
150 workers at its Mount Pleasant tractor plant on Dec. 1.
Workers Local 180 President Jeff Vassh confirmed the layoffs to
The Journal Times (http://bit.ly/1rwiVwD
Vassh says the
company informed workers about 10 days earlier at a regular
Vassh says CNH
will shut down second-shift tractor assembly as of the layoff date
and slow tractor production from 40 a day before the layoffs to
He says there are
currently about 850 production workers, all union employees, at
the plant, which makes Case IH Magnum and New Holland 8000 series
representative did not immediately return a phone message Monday
The plant's last
major layoff was 100 employees announced in February 2012.