EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Union workers at a New Process Gear auto-parts plant in suburban Syracuse will get another chance to possibly save their factory from closing.
Canadian-based Magna International, which owns the plant in East Syracuse, was taking steps to shut it down after workers rejected a concession-laden contract last month.
A new proposal still calls for the money-losing plant to break even or at least come close to that by July. It also cuts wages from just over $20 per hour to $16. The rejected contract would have cut wages to $13 per hour.
Even if the plant breaks even, Magna expects to cut the 1,400-member workforce by about half. The plant makes transfer cases for SUVs and trucks.
Voting on the contract is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.