Tag: Lordstown (Ohio)

G.M. Is Selling Lordstown Plant

Two weeks after reaching a new labor contract with its union workers, General Motors has sold the Lordstown, Ohio, factory that was a key issue in the contract talks and the 40-day strike the company endured. G. M. sold the factory for an undisclosed sum to Lordstown Motors, a start-up that plans to hire some […]

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Lordstown Plant Is Idle, but It Hovers Over G.M. Strike Talks

In its negotiations with the striking United Auto Workers union, General Motors has put a seemingly tantalizing offer on the table: It has proposed building a new plant in Ohio to produce batteries for some of the one million electric cars it hopes to sell globally by 2026. The plant would be near the Lordstown […]

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The G.M. Strike: What You Need to Know

First, it was teachers in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kentucky. Then hotel workers at nearly two dozen Marriotts and grocery employees at Stop & Shop locations in the Northeast. Now, in the latest work stoppage, part of a recent surge of labor activism, the United Automobile Workers have gone on strike at General Motors. The […]

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When a G.M. Plant Shut Down in Ohio

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher In 2016, Lordstown, Ohio, helped deliver the presidency to Donald J. Trump, betting that he would fulfill his promise to save its auto industry. Our colleague went there to examine the political fallout from the fact […]

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G.M. Leaves Lordstown Behind in Hard Bet on Future

Episode 6: ‘The End of the Line’ Producer/Director Alyse Shorland With its focus on a future of self-driving cars and renewable fuels, General Motors is leaving some manufacturing plants like the one in Lordstown, Ohio, in its rearview. Workers who spent a lifetime at the plant — and constructed their lives around G.M. as they […]

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Savior of G.M. Lordstown Plant, Hailed by Trump, Is a Corporate Cipher

For months, President Trump had been putting pressure on the chief executive of General Motors, Mary T. Barra, because she had decided to idle an Ohio factory and lay off 1,600 workers. “I am not happy that it is closed when everything else in our Country is BOOMING,” he said on Twitter. “I asked her […]

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With His Job Gone, an Autoworker Wonders, ‘What Am I as a Man?’

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — In the weeks since he lost his job at the car plant, Rick Marsh has blasted Pink Floyd while cleaning the house. He has watched the cat watching the birds. He has smoked cigarettes out the sliding glass door. He has watched Motor Trend, a TV network about cars. He bought a […]

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