Carmaker Warns Of Layoffs Of 20,000 Workers In Alabama Because Of Trump Tariffs

By Sahid Fawaz

Another car manufacturer is warning against Trump’s tariffs. And this time it could tens of thousands of jobs in a state that went for Trump in 2016.

Michigan Live reports:

“Hyundai Motor’s labor union warned that 25 percent auto tariffs being considered by the U.S. and President Donald Trump could jeopardize¬†20,000 factory jobs in Alabama.

The Associated Press reports that the U.S.-based jobs would be the most vulnerable due to a labor agreement that requires the Korean automaker to close any foreign plants before ones at home.

The labor union warned that a decline in U.S. auto imports connected to the Trump’s proposed tariffs could force Hyundai to examine the extent of its operations at its Alabama-based manufacturing plant.

Potential price increases on 10 top-selling vehicles if Trump tariffs go through

Using data from the U.S. federal agency the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the folks over at AutoWise compiled a list of the projected price increases on 10 of the top-selling vehicles in the U.S. if President Donald Trump’s tariffs go through.

‘If South Korean car exports to the U.S. get blocked and hurt sales, the U.S. factory in Alabama that went into operation in May 2005 could be the first one to be shut down, putting some 20,000 American workers at risk of layoffs,’ the statement from the Hyundai labor union reads.”

For the rest of the story, visit Michigan Live here.

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