LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WDTN) – Senator Sherrod Brown is blasting General Motors for the use of temporary workers at a plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana, instead of recently laid-off employees from the company’s plant in Lordstown.
A new report says the United Auto Workers Labor Union is suing the company for failing to provide job opportunities to workers who were eligible for transfer under their collective bargaining agreement.
Brown called GM’s decision “shameful.”
“The management of GM uses a lot of its tax cuts to not only build a plant in Mexico, but to do stock buybacks to enrich themselves. This is just par for the course. They’ve shown little interest in Youngstown, little interest in those workers,” he said.
Both Senators Brown and Portman have urged GM to invest in the Lordstown plant rather than shutter its doors.