Harley-Davidson's Pa. plant thought likely to stay

Harley-Davidson's Pa. plant thought likely to stay

Harley-Davidson's Pa. plant thought likely to stay

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Posted on November 20, 2009 at 12:28 PM

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A tentative contract agreement between Harley-Davidson and union members at its south-central Pennsylvania plant pledges that the motorcycle maker will stop efforts to relocate the operation to Kentucky.
  

The contract offer distributed to union members Friday and posted on the York Daily Record's Web site could end the company's exploration of whether to move its main motorcycle assembly facility.
  

A union vote is scheduled for Dec. 2.
  

A spokesman for Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson did not immediately return a message seeking comment Friday.
  

Union negotiator Tom Santone told the York Dispatch that he believes the contract contains enough cost savings to compel the company to keep the plant in York.
  

On Thursday, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said the likelihood of landing the plant was "significantly diminished."
  

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