Former president Barack Obama received an Oscar for creating a documentary of pure fiction. Obama’s Netflix film ‘American Factory’ showcases a false narrative that the former commander and chief brought factory jobs, like GM, back to life in the United States. A work of pure fiction, considering those very jobs were lost under his poor leadership.
It is disgusting, to say the least.
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It’s a fascinating and at times moving film. What’s interesting about it, though, is that it never once alludes to the part Mr. Obama played in diminishing the ability of Moraine’s laid-off workers to transfer to other GM plants. The president’s role wasn’t indirect and isn’t a matter of dispute: His administration’s bailout deal for GM included a backroom exclusive agreement with the United Auto Workers.
A quick refresher. The Obama administration’s auto bailout highly favored the UAW and its members. The GM plant in Moraine was unionized by the IUE-CWA. So—despite being one of the top GM facilities for quality, efficiency and production in the country—it was shuttered, and its employees were put at the back of the line when requesting transfers to other GM plants. Any non-UAW employees looking to transfer were forced to start as new hires, wiping clean any wages, tenure, and benefits built up during careers at other GM plants.
“American Factory” documents the UAW’s efforts to unionize the reopened auto glass factory without any mention of the same union’s direct role in the GM plant’s closure. The Dayton community was left out in the cold—thousands of jobs lost, families devastated, longtime GM workers out on the street looking for work.
The hypocrisy of this Obama-backed film is astounding. Mr. Obama fails to acknowledge his direct role in creating the hardships the Moraine workers weathered. He had nothing whatsoever to do with the plant’s reopening—that was all the work of state and local officials and community leaders.
This is just sickening.
Rep. Mike Turner, who was mayor of Dayton, Ohio exclaimed that Obama made life hell for those GM employees when they lost their jobs. Turner explains that because of the bipartisan efforts made by Senator Sherrod Brown and the Chinese was the only reason why it was re-opened, thus why they got their jobs back.