This Sept. 20, 2019, photo, shows General Motors workers Matt Himes and Tammy Hudak in Spring Hill, Tenn. Both Himes and Hudak grew up in the shadow of the 6-million-square-foot GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, and went to work there. Now they are among those who uprooted to work at GM's facility in Spring Hill, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Hope of coming back to shuttered GM plant fades for workers

September 27, 2019 - 12:23 pm

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — It's looking less likely that General Motors will be making vehicles again at the Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant that shut down last winter.

Instead, GM wants to sell the plant to a fledgling electric vehicle maker and build a battery factory.

The plant's fate is playing out amid negotiations aimed at ending the nearly 2-week-old strike against GM by 49,000 employees.

Many of the workers from the Lordstown plant have taken jobs at other GM plants across the country but want to come back.

They were hoping that the automaker, facing pressure from President Donald Trump, would agree during contract talks to build a new vehicle at the plant.

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