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2,000 GM workers to lose jobs on Trump Inauguration Day
CNN Money ^ | January 18th, 2017 | by Heather Long

Posted on 01/18/2017 7:12:55 PM PST by Mariner

Robert Sheridan is a 40-year-old GM worker who voted for Donald Trump. He can barely contain his excitement about Inauguration Day, even though it will be a rough day for him on a personal level.

He's one of 2,000 GM factory workers losing their jobs on Friday, the same day that Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president.

Sheridan -- and thousands like him -- are desperately hoping Trump will save their jobs.

"Please help us in Lordstown," says Sheridan, a soft-spoken Midwesterner with three kids. "This is a great middle class job. You can't find one better around here."

These are GM's first layoffs in six years. About 1,200 workers in Lordstown, Ohio (where Sheridan works) are getting the ax and another 800 in Lansing, Michigan -- both key states that led to Trump's victory. Given the vote totals, many of these workers likely voted for Trump, breaking ranks with the United Automobile Workers union that backed Hillary Clinton.

Trump appeared to hear their outcry. In early January, he slammed GM in a tweet.

"General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U.S. car dealers-tax free across border," Trump tweeted.

(Excerpt) Read more at money.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gm; layoffs; lordstown; uaw
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In 2009, a mere 7 years ago, the US bailed out GM to the tune of $78 billion.

It ended up costing us 10.8 billion, never recovered.

I guess that allowed GM to build these new plants outside the US. And close the US manufacturing down anyway.

The problem is that those jobs are not being picked up by one of the domestic competitors, but by foreign workers.

This is most certainly not a good image for those concerned about government interference in their business. And it nearly eliminates any moral argument on behalf of "Free Trade".

1 posted on 01/18/2017 7:12:55 PM PST by Mariner
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To: Mariner

Note how the headline implies that it’s Trump’s fault...


2 posted on 01/18/2017 7:14:14 PM PST by DouglasKC
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But...but...what happened to FUNemployment! Ah, those were the days of being happily laid-off and you can take vacations and sleep in all you want. Remember that, Los Angeles Slimes?
3 posted on 01/18/2017 7:15:14 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (STOP THE TAPE!)
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To: Mariner

Get rid of these crap EPA rules that I will never pay for on my car.I want a car I CAN FIX!! No COMPUTER CRAP!! I want it NOW!!n AMERICA FIRST!!


4 posted on 01/18/2017 7:15:47 PM PST by WENDLE (This is the greatest President since George Washington!! It's HERE!!)
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To: Mariner

If it’s from cnn, you can bet there’s a LOT more to this story.

Coming on 18Jan immediately gives it the smell of another hit piece.

/.02


5 posted on 01/18/2017 7:16:56 PM PST by tomkat
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To: Mariner

GM seems to enjoy poking a stick at DJT.

Not a good business plan.


6 posted on 01/18/2017 7:17:45 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: DouglasKC

Yup. The media is shameless.


7 posted on 01/18/2017 7:18:00 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Abortion is what slavery was: immoral but not illegal. Not yet.)
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To: tomkat

Absolutely!!! This was in the works well before Trump was elected...Businesses don’t do this on a spur of the moment...


8 posted on 01/18/2017 7:19:43 PM PST by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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To: DouglasKC

Just a tune-up for the coming 8 years of Fake News crap.


9 posted on 01/18/2017 7:19:45 PM PST by carriage_hill ( Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: tomkat

You should read the story.


10 posted on 01/18/2017 7:19:59 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: DouglasKC

Yep. Saw that.

To be expected from the Clinton News Network.


11 posted on 01/18/2017 7:20:02 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (GET OUT OF DONALD'S HOUSE!)
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To: DouglasKC

Government Motors has had a couple of breaks not necessarily available to other automobile manufacturers, but then, they were not forced to declare bankruptcy, for which there was certainly plenty of compelling reasons.

Not the least of which would have been to shed a LOT of the bloated retirement benefits that were WAY beyond the perks that most retirees receive.

Perhaps the remainder of what was once GM could have been picked up by a foreign corporation, as what happened with Chrysler.


12 posted on 01/18/2017 7:21:14 PM PST by alloysteel (John Galt has chosen to take the job. This time, Atlas did NOT shrug.)
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To: WENDLE

I want to burn cheap gas, drive a fast car with a convertible top and not want to be bothered by ANY level of govt!!


13 posted on 01/18/2017 7:21:39 PM PST by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: Mariner

It would be a shame if freight trains heading into the USA from Mexico laden with GM cars were sabotaged. A darn shame.


14 posted on 01/18/2017 7:21:56 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: DouglasKC

Of course. It’s CNN.


15 posted on 01/18/2017 7:22:54 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Mariner

Obama Motors not doing so well?

Again?


16 posted on 01/18/2017 7:23:21 PM PST by Iron Munro (If Illegals voted Rebublican 50 Million Democrats Would Be Screaming "Build The Wall!")
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You should read the story.

What !?
And fly in the face of FR tradition ?!

(lol .. prolly will in the morning ;-)

17 posted on 01/18/2017 7:23:49 PM PST by tomkat
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To: Mariner

and this has WHAT to do with Trump...as it is intended to imply?


18 posted on 01/18/2017 7:24:53 PM PST by Castigar
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To: WENDLE

You are going to have to full Cuba and remanufacture old vehicles.


19 posted on 01/18/2017 7:25:08 PM PST by Paladin2 (No spellcheck. It's too much work to undo the auto wrong word substitution on mobile devices.)
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To: dp0622

I remember the Corvair and Pinto.
I’m okay with some regulations.


20 posted on 01/18/2017 7:25:56 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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