American Axle & Manufacturing is closing its gear-making plant in Cheektowaga, NY. The action comes after United Auto Workers members on July 31 rejected a new contract containing more concessions, according to the union. The Cheektowaga plant employs about 100 hourly and salaried workers and will be shut sometime after Feb. 25, American Axle says. Earlier last month, the company announced it is closing its Detroit plant – putting about 300 people out of work – after workers there ...

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