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Hope of coming back to shuttered GM plant fades for workers

FILE- In this Nov. 27, 2018, file photo a banner depicting the Chevrolet Cruze model vehicle is ...

This Sept. 20, 2019, photo, shows General Motors workers Matt Himes and Tammy Hudak in Spring Hill, Tenn. Both Himes and Hudak grew up in the shadow of the 6-million-square-foot GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, and went to work there. Now they are among those who uprooted to work at GM’s facility in Spring Hill, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, right, shakes hands with GM Lordstown/United Auto Workers Local 1112 employee Keith Boytso as O’Rourke visits workers on strike on the picket line in Lordstown, Ohio. (R. Michael Semple/Tribune Chronicle via AP) The Ladder: Law firm forms crisis management group Las Vegas distribution hub to help cut shipping times TOLEDO, Ohio — In the months since General Motors signaled the closing of its huge car plant in Lordstown, Ohio, Tammy Hurst put off setting a wedding date and watched her fiance, two sisters, a brother and a nephew leave their hometowns for new jobs. All five transferred to GM plants in Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee, upending her family and their weekly picnics, birthday parties and shopping outings. “We’ve always been within 20 minutes of each other, and now we’re all scattered everywhere,” said Hurst, who is waiting to see if her fiance settles into his new job in Kentucky before joining him. As for the wedding, that, too, will have to wait “until we figure out this mess.” Among the thousands of former Lordstown assembly plant workers […]

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