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Thu Feb 7, 2019, 08:11 AM

Democrats fume as GM layoff start soon

Detroit-based auto manufacturer General Motors will begin thousands of job layoffs in the coming weeks, according to media reports.

The company has become a lightning rod for Michigan’s Democratic congressional delegation. At the North American International Auto Show last month, lawmakers expressed anger at the manufacturer for moving to cut jobs during a time of booming profits, as the Advance has previously reported.

Automakers have said they’re going through a period of technological transition. They’ve also been hit by the President Trump administration’s trade and tariff policy. Critics have said that the GOP-controlled Congress’ 2017 tax cuts allowed GM to reap profits while cutting workers.

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint), who serves in a leadership position within the Democratic-led U.S. House, is the latest member of Michigan’s elected congressional representatives to lay into the company.

Read more: https://www.michiganadvance.com/2019/02/05/dems-fume-as-gm-layoff-start-soon/

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Thu Feb 7, 2019, 08:20 AM

1. What's Dan Kildee's (D-Flint) complaint? GM is increasing jobs in Flint.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/general-motors/2019/02/05/gm-adding-1000-jobs-flint-assembly/2776631002/

Other areas certainly have good reason to gripe. Detroit/Hamtramck, for example. Or Detroit HQ losing white-collar jobs.

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