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Could Trump save GM jobs in Lordstown?

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LORDSTOWN, Ohio -

If Donald Trump can convince an air conditioning company to reverse a decision to move jobs from Indiana to Mexico, why can't he also save the third shift at the General Motors Lordstown plant?

That's what some 21 News viewers wanted to know after the President Elect took credit for convicing Carrier Corporation to reverse plans to send hundreds of jobs south of the border.

GM announced in November that it plans to eliminate the jobs of 1,250 workers who make the Chevy Cruze in Lordstown when it cuts the third shift in January.

We reached out to UAW 11-12 president Glenn Johnson, who said the situations are not similar, since in the case of Carrier, jobs were being moved overseas.

Although GM is also producing the Chevy Cruze in Mexico, Johnson says in the case of GM, no work is being moved anywhere, but rather there is just not enough demand for small cars like the Cruze.

Johnson said he'd be open to discussions in the future about ways to provide incentives to consumers to boost small car sales.

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