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Union objects to Caterpillar's temporary layoff plan

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Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 9:59 pm

MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin union officials are questioning Caterpillar Inc.'s plans to temporarily lay off up to 300 workers in the Milwaukee area after the company's chief executive called for more visas for foreign engineers and a path to legal status for workers who entered the country illegally .

Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar’s chairman and chief executive, made his appeal Monday at a kickoff event for the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition.

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