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Senators, union press GM CEO on plant closings, job cuts

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By David ShepardsonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra, facing growing criticism, will meet with Ohio's two U.S. senators on Wednesday about the Detroit automaker's plans to idle five North American plants and cut up to 15,000 jobs.Senator Rob Portman, a Republican, and Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, said in a joint statement they will "press" GM to save the Lordstown, Ohio, plant in the northeast part of the state. The announcement came as the United Auto Workers union on Monday sent a letter to GM formally objecting to the decision to end production in 2019 at ...

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 05:26 IST
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