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Sep 22, 2011 9:37 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Union leader to discuss Shreveport GM plant's end

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A United Auto Workers official was set this week to discuss the future with employees of the GM assembly plant in Shreveport, which is slated for closure next year.
Local officials had hoped the plant could be saved. But an agreement announced on Tuesday between GM and the UAW put an end to those hopes.
The agreement still must be ratified by GM's 48,500 factory workers in voting scheduled for next week.
UAW Local 2166 President Rosie Salinas tells The Times of Shreveport that she was returning from a Detroit meeting this week to talk with local union members ahead of the vote. After the vote, she will talk with GM representatives about issues like severance pay for Shreveport workers.

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