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Tentative agreement to end GM strike lacks Trump's pet project in Ohio: sources



A preliminary agreement between General Motors and United Auto Workers does not include a full agreement to bring the industry back to Lordstown, Ohio, a city that has been the focus of both the union and President Trump, The Post has learned. [19659002] UAW and GM have decided to negotiate the return of jobs to a recently shuttered facility that had produced the Chevy Cruze to prevent the 31-day strike being extended further, according to two sources informed of the deal.

"As soon as we get a little respite, we will resume the Lordstown vision," said a person familiar with the negotiations to The Post.

Another source informed of the negotiations confirmed that an agreement on the Ohio plant will not be part of the central package that will be presented to the federal council for voting on Thursday.

Trump made the plant a national issue earlier this year when he took to Twitter to demand GM CEO Mary Barra reopen

"Just talked to Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors about the Lordstown Ohio plant," Trump wrote March 1

7. "I'm not happy it's closed when everything else in our country is BOOMING. I asked her to sell it or do something fast."

"She blamed UAW Union – I don't care, I just want to Keep it open! "he wrote.

The automaker announced that the plant would close in November 2018 along with four others in the US and Canada, to save the company $ 6 billion by the end of 2020. GM's plan was to take the money and invest in electric vehicles, which is expected to account for 75% of total sales by the end of the next decade.

The Lordstown plant employed 1400 workers before it closed in March.

UAW dealers have pushed GM to get production from Mexico of combustion engine cars, rather than electric cars, since they require more workers to assemble, according to one known person.

A GM spokesman declined to comment.


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