The Goshen, Ind., City Council passed the 2013 budget with amendment proposals from Mayor Allan Kauffman Tuesday (Oct. 23) night, but it was Cequent Towing Products employees that took center stage.
The Elkhart Truth reported that before budget discussions began, Cequent workers and representatives from the United Steelworkers union approached the council with concerns over the potential outsourcing the production of Reese Trailer hitches to factories in Mexico.
Union representatives warned that Cequent’s plans would mean 450 jobs would be lost, both union and non-union.
Kauffman said there would be a meeting in the near future with company officials to discuss what could be done to keep the jobs in the community.
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