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GM decision leaves 2,500 Tennessee workers on edge

GM decision leaves 2,500 Tennessee workers on edge
June 25, 2009 17:01 EDT


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A decision by General Motors to build its new small car in Michigan leaves about 2,500 employees at the Spring Hill plant wondering what is next for them.

A person briefed on the decision said Thursday that GM will build its new subcompact car in Orion Township, Mich.

UAW Local 1853 spokesman Todd Horton in Spring Hill said "no one is going to comment until we get the official announcement."

He said a news conference will be held Friday morning at the UAW union hall in Spring Hill to discuss the employees’ futures.

Gov. Phil Bredesen’s spokeswoman, Lydia Lenker, said their office has not been notified of GM’s plans.

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