GM closing Lordstown assembly plant, cutting 14,700 jobs in North America

TV report: General Motors plans to close Canadian assembly plant

"It's a kick in the nuts".

The Premier said one of the ways the government plans to help the workers is through job sharing, as well as asking the federal government to make some changes in the way Employment Insurance (EI) can be collected.

Production at the plant began on November 7, 1953, and in the 1980s the plant employed roughly 23,000 people.

Work on six-speed transmissions made at the Warren, Michigan, transmission plant would stop August 1, while the Baltimore transmission plant would stop production April 1, GM said.

In February, the company said it would close one plant in South Korea. GM now employs roughly 54,000 workers in North America. US sales of the Impala were down 13 percent through September.

The company began a $1.4 billion expansion of the Arlington plant in 2015. Of that amount, US$600 million was due largely to USA tariffs on imported steel and US$200 million from retaliatory tariffs imposed by China on American vehicles, Ford said. Ford (F) announced in April it would just about end all production of sedans in North America.

"We have a collective agreement that says they're not closing any of our facilities ... so we will do anything by any means to make sure that they live up to their word", Jerry Dias said at a press conference in a packed union hall.

GM recently offered buyouts to 18,000 workers. "Even worse, the company reaped a massive tax break from last year's GOP tax bill and failed to invest that money in American jobs, choosing to build its Blazer in Mexico", Brown wrote.

"I implore President Trump to keep his word when he came to the Mahoning Valley past year and promised jobs were 'all coming back, '" he said in the press release.

GM said it will take pre-tax charges of $3bn to $3.8bn to pay for the cutbacks, but expects the actions to improve annual free cash flow by $6bn by the end of 2020. Barra said the industry is changing rapidly and moving toward electric propulsion, autonomous vehicles and ride-sharing, and GM must adjust.

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"The workers at Lordstown are the best at what they do, and it's clear once again that GM doesn't respect them".

"I can't believe our president would allow this to happen", she said Monday. In October, nearly 65 percent of new vehicles sold in the USA were trucks or SUVs.

"Oshawa is building the previous generation trucks that are very helpful in the crossover period".

"Everything is up in the air", she said.

The automaker says they're "accelerating transformation".

The decision is "devastating" for workers at the plant and auto suppliers, but Oshawa has adapted over the years and will survive this as well, DesRosiers added.

It announced that two other plants, in Detroit and Ontario, Canada, would also be shut down.

The United Automobile Workers (UAW) union vowed to "confront this decision by GM through every legal, contractual and collective bargaining avenue open to our membership".

He said instead, the province will immediately bolster unemployment insurance and retraining measures to help the almost 3,000 workers who will lose their jobs.

GM now builds just one vehicle in China that it exports to the United States - the Buick Envision. This is a business decision.

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