Failed GM-Navistar Deal Disappoints Union

Union officials at the Navistar International plant in Ohio frustrated that GM won't sell its medium-duty commercial truck business to Navistar, which could have meant 500 new jobs.

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) -- Union officials at the Navistar International truck plant in western Ohio say they're disappointed that General Motors has decided not to sell its medium-duty commercial truck business to Navistar.

UAW Local 402 President Jason Barlow says the union will continue to lobby for new products for the Navistar assembly plant in Springfield. The deal with GM that fell apart earlier this week could have meant 500 new jobs.

GM says it will continue to review options for its medium-duty truck line and expects further discussions with Navistar.

Navistar said last month that it would idle the Springfield plant for three weeks this summer, instead of the usual two, and lay off an undetermined number of workers because of declining orders.

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