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Union hopes to keep SuperValu Milton facility open

By Staff, wire reports

MILTON, W.Va. -- Union workers are hoping they can persuade SuperValu to keep its food distribution center in Milton open.

SuperValu announced last week that it would close the facility in April and consolidate the operation with a facility in Pennsylvania.

Teamsters Local 175 President Ken Hall told The Herald-Dispatch that the union planned to meet with SuperValu on Monday. Hall told The Charleston Gazette on Monday that the meeting wouldn't happen until the union got information from the company on why it was closing the center.

Union members also plan to circulate a petition statewide urging the company to keep the Milton facility open. The Teamsters represent 60 of the Milton facility's nearly 100 workers. Barry Dailey, 55, of Ona, has worked at the facility since he was 18. He says he's concerned about being able to find another job.


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