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Laid Off Workers Angry

Laid off from their jobs, hurt and confused. That's how about 25 people described themselves Wednesday afternoon in Rocky Mount.

Employees say that Cummins in Rocky Mount -- a plant that manufactures engines, had told employees last week they would be cutting over three hundred jobs, and the cuts would be based on a variety of things such as skills, attendance, and productivity.

Those affected say they're hard workers and they don't think they should've been laid off. Another problem they say-- it isn't actually a lay off because it's company policy to not hire back employees after they've been terminated.

The workers are exploring options to unionize.

We made calls to the manager of the plant but he could not be reached.


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