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GM CEO Links Fate of Ohio Plant to Union Talks, Lawmakers Say

Dec. 6, 2018, 2:26 PM

General Motors Co.’s Chief Executive Mary Barra said in meetings with Ohio lawmakers that the future of a factory in the state slated for closure can turn on the outcome of labor talks.

“We’re trying to make sure that General Motors is strong,” Barra said in brief comments. A strong GM, she said, is the best way to maintain the company’s 90,000 jobs in the U.S.

Barra scheduled two days in Washington to meet with lawmakers from states hit by the automaker’s recent announcement that it plans to shed close to 15,000 jobs. Four factories in the U.S. and one...

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