UAW president Ron Gettelfinger has issued the following statement:
As you'll recall, NUMMI was closed at the beginning of April after the Toyota/General Motors joint venture fizzled, a development that left roughly 4,500 union workers unemployed. Thus, it only makes sense that the UAW would be fighting to reinstate these workers' jobs now that Tesla plans to build its Model S sedan at this facility."Our union's hope is that this venture will give first hiring preference to former NUMMI employees who are already trained and highly skilled."
[Source: Reuters | Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty]