A seemingly losing fight is still going on strong between GM and its employees over plant closures that will affect the United States and Canada's economy in major ways starting with major dollar amounts.
The Union is asking for continued manufacturing of Automobiles, while GM leaders says, it is unable to honor this request. In a letter from Canada's President, Travis Hester and Labor Relations VP, Gerald Johnson, the requests decline was due to, "declining econimic and market factors."
So, right now, it is not looking good for the plants long term duration.
Unifor's Canadian Union President, Jerry Dias, says that he is disappointed that the plant in Oshawa is closing and is accusing the Corporation of practicing, Corporate Greed.
There will be close to $14,000 employees affected with these plant closings.
If you want to read about the employees desperately trying to save their livlihood, you can read about it below: Yahoo Finance, Alicja Siekierska, January 8, 2019, GM rejects Unifor's Proposals To Keep Oshawa Plant Opened Past 2019. and for additional information, please read: Reuters, January 9, 2018, GM Won't Budge On Closing Oshawa, As Workers Walk Off The Job.