Labor Voices: GM Leaves Workers' Futures Uncertain

The focus of General Motors’ November announcement shutting down plants in Lordstown, Ohio; Hamtramck and Warren, Michigan; and Baltimore, Maryland shouldn’t be about money. It should be about people.

UAW GM members are dedicated and committed to making a great product, supporting the success of a company, and supporting a solid, prosperous community.

Unfortunately, that’s not how it's playing out. UAW GM members are facing the disruption of their families.

On that morning of Nov. 26, Detroit resident Angelique Noble -- an assembler at General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant -- sat down with her usual morning coffee to watch the television news. As she looked at the screen, her phone began to ring almost simultaneously with the newscaster telling Angelique, along with the rest of the world, that her life was about to change.

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