Ohio workers await word on GM-Chrysler deal

TWINSBURG, Ohio (AP) - Workers at Chrysler and General Motors factories in Ohio are on edge.

They are trying to figure out what will happen if there is a combination of the two large U.S. automakers. That uncertainty is particularly clear in Twinsburg, a northeast Ohio city where a Chrysler stamping plant is the biggest private employer with 1,000 jobs.

Twinsburg Mayor Katherine Procop says she hopes the stamping plant will remain viable. The plant also provides 18 percent of the city's tax base.

Analysts have said a GM acquisition of Chrysler could cost 30,000 or more Chrysler jobs because GM already has too many factories, employees, models and brands. GM would be forced to eliminate duplication in order to quickly save cash.

Source: Assoicated Press