Mar 17, 2019 - Politics & Policy

"Not happy": Trump talks to General Motors CEO on Ohio plant closure

President Trump is targeting the UAW union leader over the General Motors Ohio plant.

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General Motors said Sunday evening the issue of the fate of factories set for closure "will be resolved" with the United Auto Workers union, according to The Washington Post, after President Trump pressed its CEO to reopen its Ohio plant.

The details: Earlier in the day, Trump accused General Motors of letting the country down and said United Auto Workers Local 1112 President David Green should get his act together and produce. "I want action on Lordstown fast," he said in a tweet. "Stop complaining and get the job done!" In a Saturday tweet, the president urged GM to act quickly, saying Toyota was investing $13.5 billion in the U.S., "others likewise."

What they're saying: General Motors says in a statement it had opportunities available for "virtually all" employees impacted by the plans, according to WashPost. “We remain open to talking with all the affected stakeholders, but our main focus remains on our employees and offering them jobs in our plants where we have growth opportunities,” GM said.

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