Despite protest New Era is closing their Plant
Alot of people have been protesting and gather in front of the New Era Derby Plant in hopes that New Era would change direction and keep the plant open but its seems like that's not going to help. From unions and union workers all trying to keep the plant open, but the plant is planned to close on March 29th, where 216 people will be out of jobs.
In a statement, New Era said:
"New Era is moving forward with its contemplated decision to discontinue operations at the Derby facility and has recently met with the Communications Workers of America (CWA), at their formal request, to discuss severance and other ways to assist employees through the transition following the plant closing, targeted for the end of March.
The Company has also been working with the NY State Department of Labor on a series of workshops to help the Derby employees with job-finding skills. As part of this effort, New Era will host a job fair at the Derby plant in the next month with as many as 20 companies, representing hundreds of available jobs."