Union-Led Buy-Outs 2 of 4 – Early Warning Checklist

Even before a plant closure is announced, unions, employees and the community can be prepared for the possible need to act quickly to save jobs. Developing early warning systems in the community and plant, negotiating collective bargaining protections and monitoring investment can all help you be ready for the rapid response that is necessary should a plant close. The following checklist suggests issues that can be addressed prior to the announcement of a plant closure. Early preparation increases the likelihood of developing an appropriate response to threatened job loss.