CNH Industrial will indefinitely lay off about 150 workers at its local tractor plant on Dec. 1.Walker killed the market when he took $3 billion out of the economy and out of our pockets to give to his wealthy friends.
Jeff Vassh, president of United Auto Workers Local 180, confirmed the news Friday. He said the company informed workers about 10 days earlier at a regular quarterly meeting.
Vassh said 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 30.
There are currently about 850 production workers, all union employees, at the plant, which makes Case IH Magnum and New Holland 8000 series tractors, Vassh said.
“It’s all market-based,” he said — layoff decisions had nothing to do with the quality of the work or the product, Vassh added. The agricultural equipment industry as a whole is in a slump, also affecting CNH competitor John Deere & Co., for example.
We really can't afford 4 more months of this much less four more years.