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Unifor warns against auto tariffs

Unifor is warning the U.S. Department of Commerce that tariffs on the import of automobiles and parts, being investigated under the guise of a national security threat, would devastate the entire North American auto industry if imposed.

“The suggestion that auto imports from Canada constitute a security threat to America is beyond ridiculous,” said National President Jerry Dias. “The only real danger here is to the workers and communities that depend on auto jobs on both sides of the border.”

Joined by Unifor Local 222 General Motors workers Dias addressed the threat of tariffs while speaking to media in Oshawa, Ontario on Thursday.

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