LABOR: Sabotage at Lordstown?

General Motors' Lordstown, Ohio, plant is a hub of superlatives. Its assembly line is the most highly automated one in the industry; it has 26 bellows-like armed robots that can bend around corners and that make some 520 welds in each car. The line is also the fastest in the U.S., capable of producing 100 cars an hour. The labor force—long-haired, pigtailed and bell-bottomed—is the youngest of any G.M. plant, with an average age of 24 to 25. Now Lordstown, the only U.S. plant that turns out subcompact Vegas, has the industry's...

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