Union says 50 Sharon Coating workers laid off

SHARON, Pa. (AP) — A union official says a steel galvanizing plant here is laying off 50 employees, likely for months, because of slumping sales.

Officials at Sharon Coating Co. referred calls to a sister company today, where an official did not immediately return calls for comment.

But the president of the United Steelworkers unit that represents 200 workers the layoffs are indefinite and could last “a couple months, it could be six months.”

Hays said Thursday the new layoffs bring to about 90 the number of plant workers currently out of work.

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