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Doug Donovan

Doug Donovan is an investigative reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where he has also covered city hall and state politics. Doug grew up in Newark, Del., and he attended the University of Delaware. He has also worked at Forbes Magazine in New York, the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., and AOL-Patch.
Union strike idles General Motors factories just as Baltimore auto workers are arriving at them for new jobs

Members of the United Auto Workers union began picketing General Motors factories on Monday after declaring a strike over the weekend — a decision that has thrust Baltimore-area employees into the unusual predicament of moving for new jobs at far-flung factories closed by the walkout.

‘They have no other option’: With GM leaving Maryland, longtime workers face tough decisions

The electricians, mechanics and assembly line laborers who were laid off in May have until the end of the month to relocate to factories in seven states as far away as Texas.

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