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Autoworkers Union President at GM Lordstown Is Transferring to Plant in Indiana

Former General Motors Lordstown plant
The president of United Auto Workers Local 1112, which represents workers at the General Motors Co. plant in Lordstown, is transerring to another GM plant. The Lordstown plant closed in March 2019 after production for the Chevy Cruze shut down.

The president of the United Auto Workers union at the General Motors Co. plant in Lordstown is among those transferring to a GM plant elsewhere.

A Youngstown TV station reported Dave Green will relocate to a plant in Bedford, Ind.

Green has been working with Mahoning Valley leaders to try to secure another product for the facility that GM shut down in March. 

But he told WKSU last week he would have to take a transfer if it was offered.

“I’ve got two daughters on my health care, and five more years before I can retire. My youngest daughter’s going away to college down at University of Cincinnati. I’m going to have to keep my employment with General Motors for as long as I can just to help my family,” he said.

Green estimated more than 1,000 workers from Lordstown have taken jobs at other GM facilities. Another 500 are still waiting for word, and another 500 have turned down offers and have found or are looking for other work in the Mahoning Valley.

Green said UAW Local 1112 will remain under the leadership of Vice President Tim O’Hara, who is retired from GM. Local 1112 represents other workers at a tech company in Canfield and in the Mahoning County Department of Job and Family Services.