Local UAW Leader Responds to Trump Tweet: 'I'm Trying to Stay Out of the Feud'
The president of the local United Auto Workers union in Lordstown, Ohio responded to President Trump's criticism in the wake of General Motors "unallocating" manufacturing at the plant.
David Green, president of Local 1112, said that he's trying to "stay out of the feud" between Trump and GM CEO Mary Barra, after GM ceased production of the Chevrolet Cruze sedan -- the focus of the Lordstown plant.
"Democrat UAW Local 1112 President David Green ought to get his act together and produce. G.M. let our Country down, but other much better car companies are coming into the U.S. in droves. I want action on Lordstown fast. Stop complaining and get the job done! 3.8% Unemployment!" Trump tweeted.
Mr. President, Dave Green and the workers at @UAW Local 1112 have shown grit and determination in the face of adversity, fighting for Lordstown from day one. Instead of attacking workers, it’s past time you stood up to GM and joined the fight. https://t.co/JuSONVX3Op
— Sherrod Brown (@SenSherrodBrown) March 17, 2019
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) came to Green's defense, telling him to instead "stand up to GM."
Green told Dana Perino Wednesday that his union "just wants to see better policy" and that Trump didn't "unallocate" the Lordstown plant, but Barra and GM did.
However, Green said he would like to see his local union be part of the GM "family" for "another 53 years."
"I haven't taken any of this personally," he said, reiterating that he wants legislators to "work together."