General Motors To Lay Off Nearly 15,000 Workers, Close Plants

General Motors To Lay Off Nearly 15,000 Workers, Close Plants

Another two will close outside North America.

GM also announced it will close two unidentified assembly plants outside of North America by the end of next year and restructure its salaried workforce. OH taxpayers rescued GM, and it's shameful that the company is now abandoning the Mahoning Valley and laying off workers right before the holidays.

Among the plants that could shut is the Detroit/Hamtramck assembly plant - which makes low-demand vehicles such as the Chevrolet Impala and the Buick LaCrosse. "Actions are being taken to reduce salaried and salaried contract staff by 15 percent, which includes 25 percent fewer executives to streamline decision making", GM said. "General Motors' decision today. will not go unchallenged by the UAW", said Terry Dittes, the union's vice president in charge of negotiations with GM. That means GM needs to allocate more resources to purely electric cars, unlike the hybrid Volt, and to autonomous technology, Barra said.

You're forgiven if you were a bit confused about what exactly General Motors announced Monday.

"Let me tell you folks in OH and in this area, don't sell your house", Trump said at the time, to wild applause "We're going to get those jobs coming back, and we're going to fill up those factories or rip them down and build brand-new ones".

The largest US carmaker also said it will halt production at facilities in Lordstown, Ohio, Hamtramck, Michigan, and Oshawa, Ontario. The totals are imprecise in part because there may be some double-counting with employees who are taking the October buyout offer.

General Motors said that it would shift more of its investment into electric and autonomous vehicles in the face of a declining market for traditional fuel-powered cars and as it tries to make $6 billion of annual savings. He says he told the company that the US has done a lot for GM and that if its cars aren't selling, the company needs to produce ones that will. Also affected are transmission factories in Warren, Michigan, as well as Baltimore.

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One of the last industrial anchors in what was once Ohio's manufacturing core is now on life support, just a little over a year after President Donald Trump told people not to leave and promised that jobs would come back to the area.

GM is cutting more than 6,000 hourly and salaried workers at its plants and 15 per cent of the salaried workers in North America for a total of more than 10,000.

The compact Cruze is the only vehicle built in Lordstown.

GM's latest move includes the possible closure of seven plants worldwide, as the firm shifts its focuses from away from a stagnant sedan/saloon auto market.

"They said the Chevy Cruze is not selling well", Trump said. GM has several plants running well below that. The second-largest domestic automaker had already scrubbed plans for a second assembly line in Mexico a year ago due to declining passenger auto sales. GM says the move is part of a transformation for the future, which includes an increased focus on next generation battery-electric vehicles.

While industry-wide passenger auto sales were down 13.2 percent through the first nine months of the year, pick-up truck and SUV sales rose 8.3 percent.

The likely shutdowns have already opened up GM to political pushback, Bloomberg reports, with the USA plants in places that have been economically devastated by job losses and pressure on wages for decades.

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