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Grassley seeks Labor Department help as needed for Terex Cranes workers in Waverly

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Today, Senator Chuck Grassley urged the U.S. Department of Labor to help as much as possible if the state of Iowa seeks federal assistance for the 175 employees at Terex Cranes in Waverly who were told this week that the plant is ceasing operations. 

"If the state requests federal assistance, it is my hope that the Department of Labor would take quick action to assist the displaced workers and aid the efforts of the state, regional and local organizations and economic development leaders in response to this closure," Grassley wrote to Secretary Thomas Perez.

“I would also request that the Department of Labor quickly consider any additional requests for assistance, including any potential request for a National Dislocated Worker Grant to help workers and provide assistance to those affected by the Terex closure. The services and employment training facilitated by the Department of Labor would be critical in helping the affected workers get back on their feet and find suitable employment as quickly as possible.”

Grassley noted that the plant closure will hit hard in the community of 10,000 people, as the plant has operated for more than 75 years.  The state could seek the dislocated workers grant as it sees fit.
 

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