LORDSTOWN - Matt Reese


GM's Lordstown complex shaken by more bad news
Vindicator Editorial: April 15, 2018

"The handwriting is on the wall of the massive General Motors car assembly complex in Lordstown, but the message remains unclear."

"Does the decrease in the number of workers from 4,200 when all three shifts were in place to 1,500 with only one shift suggest an uncertain future for the 52-year-old auto manufacturing facility?"

"At its peak in 1985, GM employed 15,000 people at the Lordstown plant."

This assembly plant was the place of the notorious Lordstown Strike of 1972. 

Due to their "hipness" long hair, and mod fashion, the strikers were referred to by the magazine Newsweek as an "industrial Woodstock."

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