Chris DePizzo’s Statement on the Shift Reduction at the GM Assembly Plant in Lordstown

Youngstown, OH – I am saddened by today’s news that General Motors will cut the second shift at the Lordstown Facility, after cutting the third shift last year. My thoughts are with those roughly 1,500 employees who will be laid off and their families. I will always stand with UAW Local 1112, its members, the Government of the Village of Lordstown and the Regional Chamber of Commerce as we fight to promote this area and the incredible Lordstown Facility. I believe we have shown General Motors over the last 50 years that there are no better workers in the world than those in Northeast Ohio. I am hopeful that this continued excellence, our coordinated local efforts, American’s growing economy, fairer trade deals and outstanding consumer confidence will win out and get our Lordstown Facility back to three shifts. Here or in Washington, I will never stop fighting for our jobs, our families and our communities.