Chinese-owned Fuyao Glass America Inc. is facing blowback from a Netflix documentary showing the company’s chairman and managers making disparaging comments about American workers and their attempts to form a union at the Moraine, Ohio, plant.
“If a union comes in, I am shutting down,” Fuyao Chairman Cao Dewang says during a management meeting in one scene.
But one lawyer who’s currently suing the company thinks the film will help his client’s case, particularly because of the portrayal of ownership and management criticizing American workers.
Cao, in a voiceover in the film, is heard saying, “American workers are not efficient, and output is low.”“I can’t manage them,” Cao says.
Republicans have opposed previous and ongoing efforts to revamp labor law, saying the kinds of changes put forward by Democrats would kill jobs and hurt smaller businesses.