Eminem flying Toledo auto workers to Kimmel showWritten by Michael Miller | Editor in Chief Emeritus | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Michael Zapf has told Toledo Free Press that musician Eminem is flying 200 laid-off auto workers to Los Angeles to be on the May 15 “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC. The show airs at 12:05 a.m.
Zapf, who works for Toledo’s Ohio Modular Management building the Jeep Wrangler, said, “He is flying us out, all expenses paid, for the show to put a face on the American auto workers who are affected by this hardship. He is supposed to do a meet and greet and sign autographs.”
Zapf said the workers are from tier 2 and 3 auto plants around Michigan and Ohio and will be flown to Los Angeles for the taping. When laid off, tier 2 and 3 auto workers do not enjoy the benefits of sub-pay they would enjoy in a tier one company, he said.
More on this story as it develops.