General Motors said many of its workers impacted by the recent car production cuts will have the opportunity to shift to other GM plants after President Donald Trump threatened to cut subsidies for the automaker following its decision to cease production at five of its assembly plants.
The automaker said workers impacted by the cuts will be able to work where support is needed toward growth in trucks, crossovers, and SUVs, GM announced. The announcement was made shortly after President Donald Trump threatened to cut subsidies for the automaker following its decision to cease production at the assembly plants, including three that produce passenger cars it plans to discontinue. This includes cutting subsidies for electric cars.
GM's shares fell by more than 3% following Trump's tweets, according to CNBC.
“Very disappointed with General Motors and their CEO, Mary Barra, for closing plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland. Nothing being closed in Mexico & China,” Trump said in a tweet.
In a release, GM said it was committed to manufacturing in Ohio, with approximately 4,000 employees contributing to ongoing business. It also mentioned it commitment to manufacturing in Michigan, which includes 13 manufacturing operations with more than 51,000 employees contributing to ongoing business.
“We appreciate the actions this administration has taken on behalf of industry to improve the overall competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing,” the release from GM stated.