Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Can Cargill Cut 600 Milwaukee Jobs Friday W/Out 60-Day Notice?

[11:20 p.m. update: I see a more complete story at says all employees will be given 60 days pay.]

The workforce blow is bad enough, but doesn't the company have to give 60 days' notice so workers at the Valley cattle slaughterhouse operation get at least a few weeks financial cushion and time to prepare and work with agencies on job placements, options, etc?

The state law mandating the notice dates to the sudden, '70's closing in Madison of the Red Dot Potato Chip plant on the city's East side; Mayor Paul Soglin's office, where I worked at the time, helped then-State Rep. David Clarenbach craft and push through the law.

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