Congressman Tim Ryan Speaks with General Motors CEO Mary Barra
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) released this statement following a phone call with GM CEO Mary Barra on Thursday April 26, 2018.
“Yesterday evening, I spoke directly with GM CEO Mary Barra to discuss the loss of GM Lordstown’s 2nd shift, potential ways to mitigate the impact on our community, and the long-term future of GM Lordstown. I expressed my deep disappointment in GM’s decision to lay-off workers, but I came away from the conversation confident GM Lordstown will continue to play an important role in the company’s long term success. CEO Barra reiterated that GM has invested more than half a billion dollars into Lordstown over the past ten years, and I expressed my desire to work cooperatively with GM to ensure further investments are made. At the end of the conversation, I encouraged CEO Barra to visit GM Lordstown and see firsthand the world-class work being done in our community.”
On April 24, 2018 Congressman Ryan wrote a letter to GM CEO Mary Barra urging the consideration of Ohio's ShareWork program for employees impacted by the recently announced layoffs at GM Lordstown.
Congressman Ryan issued this statement following the Lordstown announcement on April 13, 2018.