Mitsubishi Workers Approve New Contract

(Normal, IL) — A group of union workers at the Mitsubishi plant in Normal are getting a new deal even though the facility is being shut down. Members of the local United Auto Workers announced yesterday they approved a new contract. Production is scheduled to cease next month with the plant being fully closed in May. Union leaders say the deal is necessary to guarantee that work rules and the treatment of retirees are protected during the closing process.