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Alliant cutting more than 150 jobs


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Alliant Energy is cutting more than 150 jobs and shutting down four generators at its Rock River plant as it looks for ways to reduce costs.

The cuts include 125 management and nonunion employees.

Alliant spokesman Rob Crain says the positions eliminated include about 30 percent of the company's highest-ranking managers.

Another 34 job cuts are at the Rock River plant near Beloit. Four workers will remain there to operate the remaining five generators. The power plant job losses involve union employees.

Meanwhile, voting results are expected Friday on Alliant's request to more than 1,300 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers to take a one-week furlough and accept a suspension of the company's matching 401K contributions.

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