General Motors CEO Mary Barra meets with Michigan lawmakers

General Motors CEO Mary Barra meets with Michigan lawmakers

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General Motors Co. (GM) CEO MARY BARRA meets with Democratic lawmakers from Michigan at Capitol Hill after GM’s announcement that they would lay off 15,000 workers and close 5 auto plants, December 6, 2018, (Photo ©2018 Doug Christian)
General Motors Co. (GM) CEO MARY BARRA meets with Democratic lawmakers from Michigan at Capitol Hill after GM’s announcement that they would lay off 15,000 workers and close 5 auto plants, December 6, 2018, (Photo ©2018 Doug Christian)

ON THE HILL WITH DOUG CHRISTIAN

CAPITOL HILL – Furious Michigan lawmakers met with General Motors CEO Mary Barra as GM plans to halt production in five plants leading to layoffs of almost 15,000 jobs. The plants to be closed are the Detroit-Hamtramck and Warren Transmission plants in Michigan, the Lordstown Assembly plant in northeast Ohio, the Baltimore Operations plant in Maryland, and the Oshawa Assembly plant in Ontario.

Rep. Brenda Lawrence, whose district includes the Detroit-Hamtramck factory, says GM “didn’t show any compassion” for workers in its announcement last week.

(Audio: Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) on workers losing jobs over Christmas)

Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.), from Royal Oak, highlights the low wages workers are paid to Mexican workers.

(Audio: Sanders)

GM CEO Mary Barra spoke of her belief of where the auto industry is going;

(Audio Barra on going to electric cars)

A reporter challenged Barra’s decision why the Blazer, which is not an electric vehicle, is not made in the United States:

(Audio Barra – answer)

Doug Christian, Capitol Hill

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