Local UE workers, Edon Mayor Darlene Burkhardt and area leaders rallied near Walz Park Tuesday, May 14, 2013 to fight for local jobs ~ and the community’s future.
The DMI/Chassix factory in Edon, which exclusively supplies parts to Ford Motor Company, recently announced its intention to close the plant, devastating the workers, their families and community. Approximately 125 workers are represented by the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, UE Local 715.
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Corporate representatives have not been able to justify to leaders of UE why they choose to close this highly productive and skilled plant. The Edon community cannot afford to lose jobs that pay an average of $17/hour. The local government stands to lose a significant portion of their revenue, putting local services in jeopardy, if the plant closes.
So workers and community leaders are rallying to save these jobs that sustain the Edon community. With the support of Senator Sherrod Brown, and Edon community leaders, the union is prepared to fight to keep supplying Ford Motor Corporation from Edon.