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…