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.
GM targeted the plant because of flagging demand for the subcompact Cruz sedan.
Orders the union and its members to cease and desist from engaging in, authorizing or counselling unlawful strikes.
The former Police frontman is currently starring in a Toronto musical.
Union digs in as it battles the automaker over its decision to close the Oshawa Assembly plant.
The profits are being announced as GM lays off thousands of workers.
Plan is to reach out to the GM employees in Oshawa who will be out of work, 250 positions at Algoma Steel.
About 18,000 non-unionized workers across North American operations are eligible for the buyout package.
At least 18 factories and other facilities run by General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler affected.
Automakers were hoping that the plants can return to normal operations as temperatures moderate on Saturday and into next week.