Autoworkers Ready to Fight GM Over its Callous Layoffs
Last week was a bad week for autoworkers and the future of our domestic industry. On Nov. 26, General Motors (GM) announced its decision to halt production at the Lordstown, Ohio, and Hamtramck, Mich., assembly plants, idling thousands of workers.
Last Friday, President Trump signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), with promises that it would stop companies from closing U.S. factories and opening new ones in low-wage countries like Mexico.
Unfortunately, as GM’s idling of plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland showed, USMCA, as it stands now, is not strong enough to protect American workers.
GM’s callous decision to reduce or cease operations in American plants, while opening or increasing production in plants in Mexico and China for sales to American consumers, is profoundly damaging to our workforce.