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Watch-- Bernie Challenges Trump: Tell GM 'No More Federal Contracts'

Watch-- Bernie Challenges Trump: Tell GM 'No More Federal Contracts'

During a town hall with American workers and union leaders in Lordstown, Ohio, Sanders slammed GM for most recently closing their Lordstown assembly plant and immediately laying off about 1,600 American workers.

In his address, Sanders called out GM for outsourcing and offshoring thousands of American jobs while increasing production in Mexico and China.

As Breitbart News reported, GM closed the Lordstown plant after a series of concessions by the United Auto Workers (UAW).

While GM lays off thousands of American workers this year, its production in Mexico and China is ramping up.

Offshoring production to Mexico has proven cheaper for GM executives because American workers earn about $30 an hour while Mexican workers earn about $3 an hour, a 90 percent cut to wages that widens the corporation’s profit margins.

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