Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Others Head to GM in Detroit Next Friday

by Tania Francois email

Shreveport, LA (KSLA) - On August 15th, Louisiana's governor and other local leaders will head to Detroit to talk to General Motors leaders about saving local jobs.

Governor Bobby Jindal along with Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover and someone from the Caddo Parish commission will head to Detroit where they are expected to meet with GM's president of North America and the head of manufacturing for North America.

Jindal says, "We're gonna leave no stone unturned, our intent in going up there, our purpose in traveling to Detroit is to make it abundantly clear to GM that the state is willing to be aggressive in being GM's partner in putting our people back to work."

Last Monday, GM Shreveport announced they will be having another down week in mid August and they will be getting rid of it's entire second shift at the end of September. At least 700 jobs will be cut from GM and hundreds more will also be lost from supply companies.