Senate District 33
Michael A. Rulli
Lawmakers and Local Leaders Show Support for Lordstown GM Employees at Ohio Statehouse
February 14, 2019
COLUMBUS—State Senator Michael Rulli (R-Salem) yesterday joined other area lawmakers to express their support for the hardworking employees of the Lordstown GM plant, who are set to lose their jobs upon the plant's closing. The Lordstown factory alone employs 1,400 workers who will become unemployed if the plant isn't either repurposed or the decision by GM is reversed.

"I am incredibly disappointed by GM's plan to stop production and, as lawmakers, we are doing everything in our power to support the employees who will be left in the cold if something is not done," said Rulli. "Lordstown is home to one of the most hardworking and experienced labor forces for auto manufacturing in the nation, and I am confident we will be able to find a solution."

Local leaders, employees and the Youngstown Chamber of Commerce traveled to Columbus to meet with lawmakers to voice their ideas of how they may be able to save the plant. Among the group was Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill and Warren Mayor Doug Franklin.

"We have a facility that is primed for efficient production, and experienced employees who want to work. There is obvious opportunity in Lordstown and those 1,400 neighbors are our top priority," added Rulli.

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