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General Motors Employee Buyouts

General Motors is trying to cut costs by offering buyouts to about 18,000 white-collar workers in North America. The company made the offer last month to salaried workers with 12 or more years of service. 

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — Union leaders in Ohio aren't giving up hope even though General Motors is announcing it will no longer make the Chevy Cruze at its Youngstown-area plant.

GM said Monday that the assembly plant in Lordstown is one of five factories being looked at for a possible closure.

The Detroit-based automaker says all production at the plant will end in March.

Union leaders and politicians who are behind a campaign backing the future of the plant say they'll continue trying to convince GM that the plant can be a part of its future.

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Ohio's incoming governor, Republican Mike DeWine, says he plans on meeting with GM officials after he takes office in January.

The once-bustling factory already has lost two of its three shifts and 3,000 union jobs since last year.

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