Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa denounced the Hershey Food Corp. for closing its plant in Reading, PA, a move that cost 300 jobs for the already struggling Pennsylvania economy.
Hershey will make candy in Monterey, Mexico.
The Hershey plant in Reading made York Peppermint Patties and 5th Avenue bars.
"Pennsylvania lost nearly 60,000 jobs in the last quarter of 2008 and the estimate for the month was well over 30,000 jobs lost," Hoffa said. "When are we going to tell companies like Hershey that enough is enough?"
And why didn't Gov. Ed Rendell make any effort to keep the jobs in Pennsylvania? Does he have something against chocolate?
To read Hoffa's full statement, follow the link below:
Hoffa Denounces Hershey for Exporting American Jobs to Mexico