Under fire, GM CEO Mary Barra, making the rounds on Capitol Hill today defending her decision to lay off thousands of workers and close plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland but making no promises. Would you consider using those plants for new production lines? It's incredibly difficult to make these types of decisions so our focus is on GM team members that are impacted. GM is shifting truck and SUV production to Mexico focusing on new electric vehicles and ending production of sedans, notably the Chevy Volt and Cruze. We're really blindsided by this.
We didn't expect it at all. GM's decision comes the same year at benefited from president Trump's corporate tax cut and eight years after taxpayer spent thirteen billion dollars bailing it out. Congress now considering new laws that would remove corporate tax incentives for moving jobs overseas. We're not asking for charity but we're asking for is to give the community and the workforce the opportunity to once again show what they can do. But many analysts insist GM is making the tough decisions to compete in a cutthroat industry. GM's decision has provided some rare bipartisanship in Washington. Widespread condemnation with both Republicans and Democrats considering ways to punish the company.
Lay off instead of firing; cut hours instead of laying off; do everything you can to retain your pool of talented, enthusiastic workers.
停工休息替代裁员，削减工作时间替代停工 。 尽你所能来保留能积极工作且才能出众的员工层 。
Only there would be no one to bail out their creditors if America or Britain showed signs of defaulting.