Ohio's Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman says he welcomes a lawsuit filed by the United Auto Workers that accuses General Motors of breach of contract for closing several factories, including its Lordstown assembly plant.
He said the impact of the planned closure is already rippling through the economy of the Mahoning Valley and making a bad situation worse.
“These suppliers are starting to shutter their doors too. So I support what the UAW is trying to do, which is to get them to make good on their commitments and to keep production at that plant,” Portman said.