They said that is what representatives of Navistar told the union’s bargaining chairman.
Representatives of Navistar did not respond to a request for comment as of early this afternoon.
Chris Blizard, the president of the local union, said layoffs at the plant are usually based on seniority. None of the workers who will be laid off this week have been with the company for more than 14 months, he added.
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The company laid off 126 assembly production workers in September due to a reduction in units produced on the plant’s main line, which makes medium-duty commercial trucks, including those for General Motors.