HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) – In the midst of a months-long strike, Special Metals informed 75 workers that they would soon be out of a job.
The layoffs are expected to hit on February 7. The company filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notice in December to “discontinue” some product lines.
“We’ve been bargaining since October, so to get layoff notices is a tough blow,” says Union President, Chad Thompson.
He says union workers “will try to negotiate to see what [they] can do to stop it and keep those people working.”
We will have more information for you as the story develops.