Late last month, General Motors eliminated an entire shift and laid off 1,500 workers at their Lordstown, Ohio assembly plant. Days later, a General Motors subsidiary, Lordstown GM Subsystems Manufacturing LLC, began hiring low-paid temporary workers.

Upon hearing the news of their job loss, many UAW members turned to their union only to find out that their local leadership agreed to the arrangement beforehand.

In other Auto Worker news, there is some speculation that the UAW is at the root of the negative media campaign against Tesla. Not a huge shocker considering the union is so heavily invested in its efforts to organize Tesla’s Fremont factory, having spent $400,000 last year alone.