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H-D plans temporary layoffs

June 20, 2008
Filed under Features

Harley-Davidson is laying off workers for the week of June 23 at its York, Pa., the York Daily Record reported in a June 19 story. The temporary layoffs are in addition to Harley’s planned shutdown at the facility from June 30-July 3.

The number of layoffs was not immediately known.

Renee Henry, a worker at the plant for eight years, told the newspaper she and other employees were informed about the layoff last week. Most, but not all, of the workers got the notice, she said.

In April, Harley said more layoffs like the one it ordered for four days in fall 2007 – when the Springettsbury Township facility shut down to cut production – were on the table for the future.

The June 30-July 3 shut down is to allow for the company’s annual line changes to make new motorcycles for the next model year.

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