MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Some of the former union employees at Mylan will be eligible for additional severance pay, according to a company spokesperson.
Mylan and United Steel Workers Local 8-957 came to an agreement Thursday on a deal that will offer an additional one to two months of severance pay to union workers laid off last week at Mylan’s Morgantown plant.
Mylan cut approximately 400 union employees permanently last week. Around 100 more non-union salaried employees were let go earlier this week.
The severance pay will be awarded based on company tenure. Those with 15 years or more experience will be offered a voluntary buyout package.
Union workers will have the right to recall as well, meaning any positions that re-open through the use of the voluntary buyout packages will go to union employees first.
Christine Waller, Mylan’s Head of Global Communications, said the company is still committed to its presence in both Morgantown and the state of West Virginia.
The non-union salaried employees laid off earlier this week will also receive compensation packages.