Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cummins Filtration Meeting

Some of the soon-to-be laid off employees of Cummins Filtration in Cookeville will be meeting with managers this month to discuss a possible voluntary buyout offer. Cummins has been working with representatives of the United Auto Workers union for several weeks, after making the official announcement last month that some 140 production line jobs would be moving from the Cookeville plant to one in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The retirement package will be offered to those workers who are at least 60 years old and who have 30 years of service with the company. Spokesman Mark Land says that those electing to take the retirement package will receive a $7,000 lump sum payment in addition to their pension. Severance packages for other employees will be determined by their annual salary and their length of service.