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The Case For A National General Strike Protesting Trump’s Heartless Shutdown
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The Case For A National General Strike Protesting Trump’s Heartless Shutdown

Editor’s Note: The following article appeared at Solon.com and is posted here courtesy of the author. It is hard to understate the utter disdain and contempt being shown by President Donald Trump toward the 800,000 federal workers whose lives he has upended with the government shutdown.

GM Becomes Leading Automaker in Mexico
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GM Becomes Leading Automaker in Mexico

DETROIT, Mich.—General Motors announced plans to close four U.S. factories just after it became the leading auto manufacturer in Mexico. The company increased production at its three Mexico assembly plants to more than 800,000 vehicles through November, 67,000 more than it did in the same period in 2017, while Nissan’s production at its four Mexican factories fell from 788,000 vehicles…

GM Lordstown Plant’s Closure Leads to Layoffs at Seat-Maker
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GM Lordstown Plant’s Closure Leads to Layoffs at Seat-Maker

LORDSTOWN, Ohio—In repercussions from General Motors’ decision to close its Lordstown assembly plant, a nearby car-seat manufacturer has warned workers that they will be laid off within two months. The Magna company filed a federally required Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification with the state labor department informing the 120 employees of its Lordstown Seating Systems…

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