NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- United Auto Workers members at Mitsubishi Motors North America's plant in Normal are voting on a proposed pay cut the union says they'll have to accept if they want the plant to stay open.
The (Bloomington) Pantagraph obtained a copy of a document the union sent to its members about the vote that began Wednesday. The union says Mitsubishi won't build a new model car at the plant unless wages drop. After the current line of cars built in Normal cease production, the plant would close.
The plant employs about 1,300 and is the largest private employer in McLean County.
Marcelyn Love of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity says the state is talking to Mitsubishi and will do whatever it can to keep the plant open.