"To be clear, under the terms of the UAW-GM National Agreement, the definitive future of unallocated assets between GM and the UAW will be clarified," GM [ GM ]) said in a statement regarding the United Automobile Workers Union.
The automaker announced a major global restructuring in November, including the closure of four US and one in Canada. It said it would reduce 8,000 employees and contract jobs, representing a 15% reduction in workforce.
Trump tweeted on Sunday evening
that he spoke with General Manager Mary Barra about the affected factory
in Lordstown, Ohio. Trump said he "asked her to sell it or do something quick," but Barra "accused the UAW union."
Trump has repeatedly attacked GM and personally criticized Barra since the closures were announced ̵
1; perhaps in the hope that the huge carmaker would bring him political success by rethinking his plans.
Lordstown is the first of the four US plants that GM closes. By the time the company announced the closure of the company, 1,435 people were employed last year. Production at the factory ended this month.
GM said in its Sunday statement that its employees are primarily concerned with creating jobs in other plants "where we have growth opportunities."
"We now have over 1,000 employees from our unassigned employees hired plants to other GM sites, and we have options virtually for all concerned employees," she added.
Earlier on Sunday, Trump accused GM of abandoning the United States
and criticizing David Green, the local UAW president, who referred to him as a Democrat.
Green did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill said he disagreed with Trump's criticism of the local union leader
"Hill said." We have no on-the-spot control since it lies between GM and UAW International. Both are involved now. We will continue to push for a new product and remain optimistic. I will not beat GM because it was her. Here they have been good neighbors for 53 years. "
UAW International spokesman Brian Rothenberg said the union's focus is on its members, and" there's no stone in the works to keep the works open. "."
Trump's GM tweets brought a day of president smoking in social media. In addition to GM, the president beat Democrats
and himself Fox News anchor
. He also called for Jeanine Pirro's return to Fox after the network suspended her.