Ohio Lawmakers Slam General Motors' Plans to Close Lordstown Plant

General Motors is pulling the plug on its Lordstown assembly plant.  

Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan addressed United Auto Workers yesterday. 

 

The automaker announced yesterday that the 52-year-old factory is one of five to be shuttered as part of a massive restructuring.  

Nearly 15-hundred people will lose their jobs by March First.  

Ohio lawmakers have condemned the move, citing state taxpayers' role in the auto industry bailout and a recent federal tax cut. 

Senator Sherrod Brown also talked about the plans to close the G.M. plant in Lordstown. 

 

State Senator Sean O'Brien discussed the news with WKBN-TV. 

 

State Senator Joe Schiavoni says GM's decision is about cash not people.

 

Lordstown mayor says village has been proactive in bringing in other businesses. 

 

Senator-Elect Rulli says he will do whatever it takes to keep GM in Lordstown

 
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