The Cargill Company sent shock waves through Milwaukee last week.
Cargill announced it was closing its slaughterhouse in the Menomonee Valley and laying off 600 workers. The company blames the country’s declining herd of beef cattle.
Under Wisconsin law, companies with more than 50 workers must give 60 days’ notice when closing a plant.
Cargill told its 600 workers on Wednesday; then shut the doors, two days later. We asked Governor Walker about the short notice.