Union: Expect more short-term Caterpillar layoffs
PEORIA (AP) – A union that represents Caterpillar Inc. workers says short-term layoffs at Peoria-area plants will continue. The layoffs started in January and were expected to end in April.
Randy Smith is executive vice president of United Auto Workers Local 974. He told The Journal Star in Peoria that some workers will continue to be sent home through May.
Caterpillar spokesman Jim Dugan said the company will continue with short-term layoffs as needed to keep production in line with demand.
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