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Netflix Film Spotlights Labor Strife at Chinese-Owned Ohio Plant

Aug. 21, 2019, 1:51 PM

A Chinese-owned autoglass plant in Ohio beset by labor strife, federal lawsuits, and myriad safety violations is facing a whole new level of public scrutiny—a Netflix documentary.

Millions of Netflix viewers beginning today will get a peek into the Moraine, Ohio-based Fuyao Glass America Inc. plant—the world’s largest—elevating the profile of a fractious workplace that’s made countless headlines in Ohio as Chinese managers seek to run a manufacturing shop in the heart of the organized-labor Midwest.

“American workers are not efficient, and output is low,” one manager says in a trailer for the documentary, “American Factory.” In other scenes, the...

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