Tell Your Elected Officials to Fight MCI Plant Closure
Motor Coach Industries announced its intent to shutter their North Dakota plant and lay off 175 workers and members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).
MCI has operated in North Dakota since 1963 and indicated to members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation that they would be downsizing but promised they wouldn't be shuttering their Pembina facilities.
Unfortunately, that promise is being broken. MCI wants to move their bus production to Canada and their electric coach production to Minnesota.
IAM International President Robert Martinez sent a letter to North Dakota's Senators and House Representative, telling them that he disagrees with MCI’s assertion that they were unable to find skilled workers in Pembina. IAM even made efforts to meet that labor demand by offering to partner with MCI in recruiting workers and launching apprenticeship programs to build the plant’s workforce.
The company plans to shutter the North Dakota plant by the end of this year and is offering no transfers to affected workers.
Pembina is a very small town; the loss of these 175 family-supporting jobs will have a major impact on its area economy and the surrounding communities.
Join IAM International President Martinez in sending a letter to the North Dakota congressional delegation and Governor: Senator Joe Hoeven, Senator Kevin Cramer, Representative Kelly Armstrong, and Governor Doug Burgum, telling them to reach out to MCI and ask the company to reconsider its decision to close the Pembina facility.