Mylan workers, supporters, call on U.S. Senator Joe Manchin to save jobs at Mylan Plant

Becky Friend speaks during the Mylan Worker Rally on Thursday.

By David Beard, The Dominion Post

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Nearly 50 people gathered in a conference room at the Euro-Suites Thursday for a town hall to rally to keep jobs alive at the Mylan plant a few hundred yards up the road.

All four walls and the speaker’s lectern with plastered with posters: “Off Shore No More,” “Mylan/Viatris Keep Making Generic Drugs Here!” and most prominently, one with a headshot of Sen. Joe Manchin above the sentence, “Manchin: Save Our Jobs!”

Much ire was directed at Viatris, the new pharmaceutical company that’s closing the plant on July 31. But Manchin was also the subject of ire – and hope.

The room was filled with plant employees belonging to United Steelworkers Local 8-957, local teacher union members and local legislators…

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