GM Recalls Ohio Workers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A nine-week shutdown has ended at a General Motors Corp. plant in northeast Ohio where the company is pinning hopes on the sleeker and lighter Chevrolet Cruze compact car.

The United Auto Workers union says Monday's recall of the first of 1,200 workers in Lordstown near Youngstown will leave 2,400 on indefinite layoff.

The plant makes the Chevy Cobalt and will add the Cruze early next year.

The union hopes the Cruze, aided by the "cash for clunkers" federal stimulus program, will lead to another production shift.

GM spokesman Chris Lee says the Cruze will play an important role in the company's future, particularly if gasoline prices rise.

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