By: KDKA-TV News Staff
MORGANTOWN (KDKA) – Mylan is closing its Viatris manufacturing plant in Morgantown on Saturday.READ MORE: SWAT Situation In Washington County Ends In Arrest Of Man Wanted For Attempted Homicide
Viatris says the changes are part of a restructuring plan and the research and development center will not be affected.
Nearly 1,500 employees are losing their jobs as a result of the decision.READ MORE: Clairton City School District Not Allowing Fans At Friday's Football Game Against Leechburg
According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, a severance agreement had been reached.
Workers will get two weeks of pay for every year of service as well as free healthcare for the length of those payments.MORE NEWS: Mustafa Alowemer Expected To Plead Guilty To Planning To Bomb Legacy International Worship Center
Severance will be capped at 52 weeks and the minimum payout is 12 weeks, regardless of years of service.