The Canadian subsidiary of General Motors is trying to stop an auto workers union from airing a critical TV commercial during the Super Bowl.
The 30-second ad calling the automaker greedy and “un-Canadian” is scheduled to broadcast on Canadian TV stations during Sunday’s game.
GM announced plans in November to close its car factory in Oshawa, Ont., costing the jobs of about 2,600 blue-collar workers.
The commercial accuses GM of continuing to expand in Mexico while leaving Canadians “out in the cold” and makes claims about the costs of a 2009 auto bailout.
WATCH the @SuperBowl commercial @GM is trying to stop from airing tonight. Unifor will not be intimidated by #GreedyMotors in our fight to #SaveOshawaGM #BoycottMexicoGM vehicles with VINs starting with 3.
MEDIA RELEASE: https://t.co/FwgJSa3YUp #canlab pic.twitter.com/sD0FPCtMm9
— Unifor Canada (@UniforTheUnion) February 3, 2019
GM sent a cease-and-desist letter to Unifor giving it a Saturday deadline to stop using the ad.
The company says in a statement that the ad is misleading and inaccurate.
The Associated Press