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The Trump administration wants to eliminate a loan program that could help an electric vehicle maker with its plan to reopen the former GM plant in Lordstown. 

In 2008, GM closed its manufacturing plant in Dayton, Ohio, sending the community into a tailspin. Workers who had been unionized at GM struggled to find jobs that paid close to the wages the plant had paid.

"After that GM plant closed, things were so hard for so long," Ohio-based filmmaker Steven Bognar says. "People lost their homes. The jobs you could get were at the Kohl's distribution center or Payless Shoes warehouse distribution center or fast food. People were making $9 an hour."

General Motors has agreed to loan 40 million dollars to a newly formed company that wants to make electric pickup trucks at the Lordstown plant GM shut down earlier this year. 

General Motors and LG Chemical plan to make battery cells for electric-powered vehicles, unveiling a joint venture that they expect to create more than 1,100 jobs in northeast Ohio. The companies say they'll invest up to $2.3 billion in the venture.

The project is centered around Lordstown, Ohio, where GM shuttered a plant last March that had produced the Chevrolet Cruze. The new plant in the Lordstown area will make battery cells for GM's upcoming all-electric vehicles, from a Cadillac sedan to a new electric truck that's slated for release in late 2021.

General Motors officials will be in Brookville today to make an announcement about a new factory.  

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President Trump once promised that coal and steel would be the heart of a revived U.S. economy. 

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Some 40 days after United Automobile Workers walked off the job, picketing General Motors plants and grinding operations to a halt, the labor union's members have ratified the tentative deal their representatives struck with the automaker earlier this month. The UAW announced the deal's approval after voting ended Friday.

Employees will return to work as instructed by GM.

The contract was approved by 57.2%.

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The tentative four year contract between General Motors and the United Auto Workers Union gives workers a mix of pay raises, lump sum payments and an 11 thousand dollars signing bonus. 

General Motors and the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative agreement to end the strike that began one month ago, the labor union announced Wednesday. The UAW GM National Council will vote on the deal Thursday.

When the national council reviews the deal's terms, it will also decide whether nearly 50,000 workers should remain on strike or whether they should go back to work before the full membership ratifies the agreement.

A pair of auto plants in Ohio plan on stopping production beginning next week because of the United Auto Workers' strike against General Motors.

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Talks between General Motors and union officials representing tens of thousands of striking autoworkers restarted Monday in hopes of driving both sides to an agreement on issues including workers' wages, health care and profit-sharing.

After several hours, union officials representing nearly 50,000 workers acknowledge negotiations remain in neutral.

General Motors workers made big concessions to help pull the automaker out of its 2009 bankruptcy. Now, the company is making record profits.

But, the Warren Transmission plant in Michigan shut its doors at the tail end of June, and most of the workers have been placed at other plants. It's a ghost factory.

President Trump stepped up his attacks on General Motors today and called on the company to move jobs back to the United States from overseas.

Trump said in a tweet that the automaker's U.S. workforce was now the smallest in Detroit, noting that the company has shed jobs, "despite the saving help given them by the USA."

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General Motors says Vice President Mike Pence was incorrect in saying that a fledgling electric vehicle maker and a new affiliated company have secured funding to buy GM's closed Lordstown plant. 

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A federal judge has denied General Motors' request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the United Auto Workers claiming the company violated the union's contract by not sending workers from its closed Lordstown plant and elsewhere to a plant in Indiana. 

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Members of Ohio's congressional delegation came away with few answers after meeting Wednesday in Washington with the head of General Motors about the future of its shuttered Lordstown assembly plant. 

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It appears the United Auto Workers Union will not sign off on plans to sell the closed General Motors plant in Lordstown to Cincinnati-based eletric truck maker Workhorse Group. 

Plans are in the works to sell the closed General Motors plant in Lordstown to a company that intends to build electric trucks there.

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General Motors says in a statement last night the future of Lordstown and other plants scheduled to be closed will be resolved between GM and the United Auto Workers Union. 

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General Motors says the Lordstown plant, the first of five North American facilities it plans to close by 2020, will end production of the Chevy Cruze on Wednesday. 

The United Auto Workers has filed a federal lawsuit against General Motors to stop the closing of plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland, claiming their collective bargaining agreement forbids the closing or idling of plants. 

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President Trump told governors yesterday that automakers are returning to Ohio and other states, a remark he’s said before that fact checkers have found to be untrue.

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Ohio is the number two state for vehicle production, behind Michigan. 

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Ohio's two U.S. Senators have met with General Motors executives to express concerns over repeated incidents of racial harassment at the automaker's transmission plant in Toledo. 

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The Reverend Jesse Jackson is promising to work on a solution to racial harassment incidents at the General Motors powertrain plant in Toledo.  

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An attorney for workers suing General Motors says employees are still facing racial harassment after nooses and racist graffiti were found two years ago at a plant in Toledo. 

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General Motors still plans to close the Lordstown plant after CEO Mary Barra met with Governor Mike DeWine and other state and local officials this week in Detroit.  

The United Auto Workers Union is suing General Motors for allegedly violating a national contract by using temporary workers at a Fort Wayne, Indiana plant instead of employing full-timers laid off from Lordstown and other factories.  

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Ohio's two U.S. Senators met Wednesday in Washington with General Motors chief executive Mary Barra to try and keep the Lordstown plant from closing.

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