BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP — Yesterday, General Motors announced its plan to lay off nearly half of the 116 employees at its Brownstown Battery Plant. This comes on the heels of GM announcing its plan to lay off 15 percent of its salaried workforce across North America, robbing more than 8,000 employees of their jobs. In response, state Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) released the following statement:

“This move — announced just one week before Christmas — abandons Michigan workers for the sake of corporate profit. Michiganders who have dedicated decades to GM deserve better, and unless GM is willing to play an active role in ensuring economic security for Michigan families and stability for our Downriver communities, I will continue to support ending tax breaks that were meant to keep jobs here in Michigan."