Shawano Leader: Oconto County area officials are calling the closing of the Wausaukee Composites plant in Gillett "disappointing" and "disconcerting" but have vowed to dialogue with company representatives about helping the 45 workers who will lose their jobs in August.
The fiberglass component manufacturer recently informed its employees that due to business reasons it will permanently close its East Main Street facility by Aug. 31.
"Gillett employees are not represented by a union. ... And will not have bumping rights to positions at our other facilities," Joseph McKindles, chief operating officer wrote in a June 25 letter to the Department of Workforce Development. "We have informed Gillett employees that they may post for any open positions at our Wausaukee/Cuba City plants."
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Another closing and 45 jobs lost in northern Wisconsin
I don't need to criticize Scott Walker by throwing more job losses at him, when I've got all I need from his horrific job creation record. So sadly, 45 more people are out of work, this time in Gillett. You'll notice that had they been union members, the dislocated experienced workers would be able to relocate to another facility and keep their current position.