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Local UAW to Protest Vera Bradley Sale, Factory Closure

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO); In support of Indiana jobs, the United Auto Workers Union Local 2209 is protesting Vera Bradley's decision to close the New Haven factory.

According to the Journal Gazette, the UAW represents hourly workers at General Motors' Allen County truck assembly plant. The union has about 3,900 members, who are withdrawing support of the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer's annual Turn the Town Pink campaign.

Instead, they'll be making a direct donation to the American Cancer Society. 

On Monday, Vera Bradley announced plans to close their New Haven factory, eliminating hundreds of local jobs. This year, more than 36,000 people have registered to shop at their outlet sale, that starts on Wednesday.

The union also plans to protest outside the outlet sale at the Memorial Coliseum.

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