PORT TOWNSEND — Union members have approved a severance package for the 90 bag plant employees to be laid off by Port Townsend Paper Corp. in late December.
The union voted 121-8 last Friday in favor of a severance package produced by the company Nov. 3. The decision came after a single day of talks with the union which represents the workers.
Bag plant workers are represented by Paper Allied Industrial Chemical Energy Workers International Union Local No. 8-0175.
The severance package will provide between 35 and 40 hours of pay per year of service, Port Townsend Paper Vice President of Human Resources Chuck Madison said.The rest of this story appears in today’s Peninsula Daily News. Click on “Subscribe” to get the PDN delivered to your home or office.