Teamsters Commend White House Efforts to Reopen Delaware GM Plant


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WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Brotherhood of
Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today commended the Obama administration
for its efforts to reopen the GM plant in Wilmington, Del. Hoffa also urged
the White House and Fisker Automotive to ensure that these are good jobs, with
the wages, benefits and retirement security the workers deserve.

"Thousands of workers and their families were devastated when GM closed this
facility in August," Hoffa said. "The decision by Fisker Automotive to retool
the plant and build electric vehicles is an important step in rebuilding our
economy. By rehiring laid-off workers, the White House and the company are
showing a commitment to reinvesting in our national infrastructure. It is
important that they do so in a way that is good for workers and good for the

In addition to workers who build the cars, thousands of hardworking men and
women who are indirectly involved with production of the plant also lost their
jobs, including more than 20 Teamster carhaulers.
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