Pacific Steel replaces 200 workers after probe

Dec 21, 2011 | 12:08 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  steel foundry, pacific steel casting, ICE, NUMMI, immigration, glass molders pottery plastics and allied workers international union

LOS ANGELES — Pacific Steel Casting Co. is in the process of replacing 200 workers, or roughly a third of its work force, after a government investigation found them to be working without proper documents.

The Berkeley, Calif.-based steel foundry is now putting new employees in place following an audit by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.

"We’re almost at the end of the terminations," a company spokeswoman said, adding that the process has been a "challenge."....





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