JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- It's still a long shot.
But, state Rep. Mike Sheridan says the door is not completely closed on future production at Janesville's General Motors plant.
The Janesville Democrat met with GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner, GM vice president of government relations, Ken Cole, and UAW President Ron Gettelfinger before Senate hearings in Washington, D.C. Thursday on the Big Three automakers' request for $34 billion in loans.
Sheridan, a former leader of UAW Local 95, says he reminded executives that the local union's proposed work rule changes and other concessions could save the company $120 million a year if it brings new work to Janesville. Sheridan says GM could use the proposed contract revisions as a template for negotiations at plants in other states.
The Janesville plant, which makes SUVs, is scheduled to run its last shift in less than three weeks.