LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s two U.S. senators say they’ll meet with the head of General Motors this week to discuss what can be done to stop its northeastern Ohio assembly plant from closing.READ MORE: 'A Miracle': Ohio Mayor Saves Skydiving Partner’s Life After Malfunction
GM announced last week it will stop making the Chevy Cruze at its Lordstown plant by March and that it’s considering closing the plant for good. It’s part of a massive restructuring for the automaker.
Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Sherrod Brown say they’ll meet with GM chief executive Mary Barra on Wednesday in Washington.READ MORE: Teen Dies Nearly 2 Years After He Was Shot At Fourth Of July Celebration In Pittsburgh
Both senators say they’ve given the company proposals and want Detroit-based GM to work with them to save the plant near Youngstown.
GM has about 1,500 people at its Lordstown operation. It has eliminated two shifts and 3,000 employees there since the beginning of 2017.MORE NEWS: Former Wilkinsburg Police Officer Under Investigation For Shooting Romir Talley Hired By Penn Hills Police Department
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