Exiled in Kansas, Former Wentzville GM Workers Yearn for Home

Nearly three years after being transferred to the Fairfax Assembly Plant, many of the former Wentzville workers are still managing long distance relationships and split families. And now, as they watch the ongoing expansion of the Wentzville plant — a development considered highly unlikely back then — many of the workers ache to have their old jobs back and come back home to St. Louis.

GM executives, however, have so far given the workers little cause for hope.

The workers represent the majority of about 250 people who in 2009 faced a wrenching choice, as they watched General Motors take a massive government bailout just to stave off bankruptcy in a deep recession.

Read more at the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

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