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Worker and Workhorse: New York Times examines two sides of Lordstown shutdown

How it affected one family, and a look at the savior in need of saving

How the GM plant's closure affected one family, and a savior in need of saving.

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GM job offers scattered all over the map pose tough choices for workers

Refugees from plant closures travel the landscape like nomads

Refugees from plant closures travel the landscape like nomads.

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Last Chevy Cruze rolls off the assembly line today at Lordstown GM plant

But GM's looking at 'different options for the plant' — meaning a new model?

But GM is looking at 'different options for the plant' — meaning a new model?

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Tesla, GM, the UAW, Musk, Kasich and the Ohio plant Trump wants to save

Running down the players and competing interests at Lordstown

Running down the players and competing interests at Lordstown

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Trump says GM shift to electric vehicles is 'not going to work'

And he says new trade deal makes it 'very uncomfortable' for GM to build cars outside the U.S.

And he says new trade deal makes it 'very uncomfortable' for GM to build cars outside the U.S.

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Lawmakers want GM to commit to producing all U.S. EVs domestically

It plans 20 electric models by 2023 but says a new car for Ohio is unlikely

It plans 20 electric models by 2023 but says a new car for Ohio is unlikely.

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In GM country, workers aren't abandoning Trump — 'I'd give him a B right now'

'If Lordstown gets another product, I'll give him an A'

"If Lordstown gets another product, I'll give him an A."

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GM to idle car production at five factories as Americans continue CUV love affair

GM's 87-day new vehicle supply is far above the industry-prescribed 60 to 70 days.

One analyst believes this won't be the General's last production adjustment.

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GM idles four plants in wake of Japanese earthquake

In the aftermath of recent earthquakes in Japan, GM is expecting a shortage in the supply of certain parts, so it's shutting down four of its plants in North America for two weeks.

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Judge says GM workers can sue automaker and UAW

In a case that dates back to April 30, 2011, General Motors and the United Auto Workers are being sued by 28 employees at GM's Lordstown, Ohio plant that builds the Chevrolet Cruze. The employees say that when they were hired in October, 2006 they were improperly classified as temporary workers. They were let go six months later, in April, 2007, but then rehired six mo

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Next-gen 2015 Chevrolet Cruze staying in Ohio with GM's $220M investment

The Chevrolet Cruze is, hands-down, the greatest success in recent history for General Motors. Now entering its third model year, the Cruze has been one of the company's top sellers in the United States, and GM has now committed to keeping production here through a second generation. According to MSN Money, the new 2015 Chevrolet Cruze will launch in the fall of 2014.

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Chevy Cruze production in Lordstown to restart today [UPDATE]

The Detroit News reports that General Motors will resume full production of the Chevrolet Cruze today, after a supplier issue caused a production snarl at its Lordstown, Ohio facility earlier this week. On Tuesday, the Lordstown facility's third shift was put on hold, and both the first a

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GM suspends production of Chevrolet Cruze due to supplier issue

General Motors has suspended production of the Chevrolet Cruze. The automaker's Lordstown, Ohio facility suspended its third shift entirely and shortened its first and second shifts due to an unnamed supplier issue according to a spokesperson with the plant. Reuters reports GM has declined to elaborate on the nature of the kink in

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Chevrolet's Lordstown plant taking week off to control Cruze inventory

Some were shocked when Chevrolet announced six months before the Cruze went on sale here in the U.S. that its assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio would be running three shifts to build the new small car. Three shifts suggested sales of more than 20,000 units per month, which seemed to some at the time as a big gamble considering the company's track record in the small car segment. But they hadn

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Diesel Chevrolet Cruze to be built in Lordstown, Ohio

The Detroit News reports that the diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze will be manufactured at the General Motors Lordstown, Ohio plant. GM is slated to retool the facility's body shop and assembly line next year through a $5.5-million investment, according to Tom Mock, a spokesma

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GM workers suing company, union over pay

28 workers at the Lordstown, Ohio Chevrolet plant are suing General Motors and the UAW after they claim they were wrongfully classified as temporary employees. According to the workers' complaint, they were paid 40 percent less than their permanent counterparts. The suit also accuses UAW Local 1112 of ignoring their complain

Report: GM, UAW clash over Chevy Cruze repairs

GM's Lordstown plant builds the Chevrolet Cruze, but when plant management needed the cars coming off the line repaired, it didn't use plant workers; it sent the cars to an outside repair shop. That didn't make UAW leadership happy. The union's response was to draw up a leaflet telling workers that "management is not your friend," and to take their discontent to the press with the message that things haven't really changed.

First Drive: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze sails into new era of small cardom

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BREAKING: GM ups production due to Cash for Clunkers, 1,350 union workers back on the job

General Motors announced an increase in North American production this afternoon that has no doubt been brought on by the success of the federal government's Cash for Clunkers program. The increase will add shifts at facilities in Lordstown, OH, which produces the Chevy Cobalt, and the CAMI plant in Ontario, Canada, which makes the new 2010 Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain.

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