Special Metals workers receive a layoff notice

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United Steelworkers Local 40 Union representatives met with Special Metals officials today to resume negotiations for the first time since Nov. 3. (Photo Credit: WOWK 13 News Reporter Natalie Wadas)

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.

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