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The Fight for the Future of Lordstown — Town Hall Jan. 24th
January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
General Motors wants to shut down GM Lordstown. Educators are fighting back.
For 52 years, Lordstown families stood by GM in good times and bad, turning out quality cars, decade after decade. In 2018, J.D. Power ranked Lordstown number one for the highest-quality production among GM’s facilities.
In return, GM slashed more than 2,500 jobs at our plant over the past two years. They chose Mexico for a new Chevy Blazer factory. And now they want to close Lordstown, part of a global “restructuring” that will shutter five plants in the U.S. and Canada.
Many of our students are coming to school frightened and anxious.
The cuts are too deep. The costs are too high. We’re seeing it already in our schools. Closing our plant will cost about 1400 jobs at GM Lordstown and an estimated 8,000 jobs or more, when you count potential job losses for suppliers.
We know what those numbers mean for us and our families.
As educators, we know that right now, too many families are worried sick about how they’ll survive. Many of our students are coming to school frightened and anxious. And in the long run, what happens to our schools if our town’s tax base shrinks and its population dwindles?
The GM plant creates approximately $800,000 in revenue to support our schools which will now be lost.
Join us at the Fight for the Future of Lordstown Town Hall: Thursday, Jan. 24th at 6 p.m. Lordstown High School, 1824 Salt Springs Rd, Warren, OH 44481. | Click here for the event flier. | #saveLordstown
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