Today, the Indiana congressional delegation, led by Congressmen Joe Donnelly and Mark Souder, submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor secretary in support of Indiana's National Emergency Grant (NEG) application to help workers who have been affected by the large-scale dislocations in the RV industry.
"Many Hoosier families are suffering as mainstays in the RV industry continue to lay off workers," Donnelly said. "Congressman Souder and I have worked to provide these families with some relief by organizing worker transition workshops, but federal funds are also needed to help these families get back on their feet. I encourage the Department of Labor to approve our National Emergency Grant as soon as possible."
"I remain very concerned for the families of these communities who have been affected by cutbacks in the RV industry," Souder said. "These workers need timely and effective assistance. In addition to the transition workshops that Congressman Donnelly and I held, we are asking the Department of Labor to act quickly and approve the National Emergency Grant so that this community can continue to overcome the current challenges it faces."