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Local union leader attending State of the Union is hoping to hear President call out General Motors

Posted at 5:32 PM, Feb 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-05 17:32:39-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — When General Motors announced back in November that 5 plants in the U.S. and Canada would close this year, President Trump was quick to criticize.

Some United Auto Workers Union leaders will be in the audience tonight in Washington, including the President of UAW Local 909 in Warren.

Ghana Goodwin-Dye says, “I’m hoping he says something tonight, something positive that it’s going to influence Mary Barra and the shareholders to start investing in the U. S. and American workers.”

Three hundred workers stand to lose their jobs in the Warren Transmission plant this year.

She talked with us while at Metro Airport, about to fly to Washington as a guest of Congressman Andy Levin. S

he also says, “I would like for him to let GM know that there’s going to be penalties for them removing work from our facilities because the tax break was given so they could invest in the United States and create jobs. Instead they’re taking that tax break and investing it in Mexico."

Another local UAW President from Lordstown, Ohio will also be in the audience in Washington. His plant is set to close next month.