Boxer wrote a letter to the head of BMW in the U.S., Jim O'Donnell. Boxer wrote,
As the economic recovery continues, it is deeply disappointing that these loyal employees would be penalized at a time when your company recently reported 2011 first quarter earnings of $1.78 billion -- triple that of first quarter earnings in 2010 -- and first quarter sales 21 percent greater than last year.BMW's plan is to fire its loyal and hardworking workers from its Ontario, Calif., warehouse, then reopen with a cheaper less experienced work force. Nice, hunh?
Here's what brother Bob Lennox, secretary-treasurer of Local 495, had to say:
They think they can take an American taxpayer bailout and then treat their American workers in a way they would never treat their German employees.California Rep. Joe Baca also wrote a letter. You can read it here.