Senator Sherrod Brown spoke out ahead of the upcoming negotiations between General Motors and the United Auto Workers. 

Contract talks officially get underway Tuesday to reach common ground on topics including health care and use temporary workers. 

Of interest to local workers, talks about any chance to re-open the Lordstown plant. 

"Express our strong desire. They build one or more electric cars which they can do in Youngstown with relatively minimal investment. They have retooled many times in Lordstown over its 53 years; they could do that again. I'm hoping coming out of the negotiations is something in that plant," Brown said. 

Danielle Cotterman will be in Detroit for the ceremonial start to the contract talks.  

Our coverage will begin Monday at 6 p.m.  Several auto analysts will give their take on what chances Lordstown has of being a focus of these talks.