LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The United Auto Workers rallied in Lordstown Thursday for candidate Hillary Clinton.
Members of locals 1112 and 1714 were on hand to oppose Republican Donald Trump as he campaigned in Ohio.
The unions say they’re still in business and successful due to the auto industry rescue following the economic crisis of 2008.
Former Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams, now working at the Commerce Department, says Trump would have let the auto industry fail.
“It’s also ironic to me that Donald Trump would talk about letting these corporations and these companies go into bankruptcy when we’ve seen the history that he has,” he said. “When he had the opportunity to purchase, whether it was U.S. steel or steel purchased in Ohio to build his buildings, he chose otherwise.”
Williams also accused Trump’s running mate Mike Pence of opposing the auto bailout as the governor of Indiana. The state is economically dependent on the auto industry, according to Williams.