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Teamsters Target BMW Over American Job Cuts

Union criticizes German maker’s plans to outsource U.S. jobs.

by on Jul.14, 2011

Despite being the largest U.S. luxury brand - and posting record global earnings - VW plans to cut jobs.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has launched a protest campaign against BMW’s plans to outsources jobs from a Southern California warehouse.

Hundreds of Teamsters showed up this past weekend outside BMW dealerships in California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Arizona with leaflets and banners, reading “BMW: The Ultimate Misery” to inform its customers about the German automaker’s plans to fire almost all its Ontario, California employees later this summer.

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BMW plans to re-open the facility the very next day using temporary employees.

Despite making record profits and receiving bailout loans, the German automobile giant plans to outsource jobs and layoff nearly 100 American employees.