Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Roadway to lay off 187 locally

TANNERSVILLE — Roadway Express plans to lay off 187 workers when it closes a loading dock at its Tannersville terminal in March.Roadway is the second-largest private employer in Monroe County, with a workforce of more than 1,000 at its freight-handling facility off Route 715 in Pocono Township.The terminal will stay open, according to Roadway Express President and CEO Michael J. Smid.
"This Tannersville facility will still maintain a substantial operation," Smid said in a statement. "We remain very committed to providing premium service to the area."The layoffs, scheduled to take effect March 12, include 89 dock workers, 63 truck drivers and dozens of support personnel.Most of those workers will be offered the chance to transfer to other Roadway locations, said Jack McGrail, business representative for International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 229, Scranton, the union that represents the workers. Full story here.....http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060106/NEWS/601060326/-1/NEWS01

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