On Friday, GM halted production on its flex line in Oshawa that produces the Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac XTS and employs about 650 workers.
In August, FBI raided the suburban Detroit home of UAW President Gary Jones as part of the widening federal investigation.
Unifor president cites plant cutbacks and closures on both sides of the border following pledges to maintain operations.
33 manufacturing plants down in nine states across the US, plus 22 parts distribution warehouses.
But it doesn’t mean there will be a work stoppage. Contracts expire Sept. 14.
It’s increasing capacity, improving operating efficiencies and making other upgrades at US plants.
Would have to repair more than 6 million trucks and SUVs at a cost of US$1.2 billion.
Workhorse Group would build a commercial electric pickup truck if it buys the facility.
The transition will cost $170 million and save 300 of the 2,600 union jobs.
Pressed the US president to put action behind his words on GM plant closings.
“It’s about maintaining a footprint, and it’s about being in a position to build for the future.” — Dias
Tweeted that officials should start talks with the UAW immediately so the Lordstown plant could be reopened or sold.
Plant built its last car a week ago, eliminating the final 1,700 positions left at the factory.
Calls it a symbol to members that the union has their backs.
GM announced late last year that Lordstown along with three plants in the U.S. and one in Canada would close by early next year.