UAW Local 1112

Laid-Off GM Workers Face A Tough Choice: Stay Or Move

Aug 8, 2019

This spring, just before Easter, Lincoln Fegley’s family and friends gathered at his favorite BBQ restaurant for one last get-together before he started a new job in a new state.

GM Lordstown plant
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

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.

GM Lordstown plant
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Autoworkers in Lordstown are hopeful as national contract negotiations are underway with General Motors Co. GM and the United Auto Works are to begin talks Tuesday on a new 4-year deal.

UAW Local 1112 President Dave Green said leaders of the national union told him they will do their best to get a product for the shuttered Lordstown plant.

A student's drawing of a car.
UAW LOCAL 1112

The announcement that General Motors will stop production at its Lordstown plant has caused anxiety for more than just its workers. Their children are concerned, too.