“The assembly line position came with generous health care benefits, an hourly wage more than twice what she had been making at a menswear store, and the promise of a secure retirement — if she could hold on to the job for 30 years … That world has been evaporating for decades now. On Wednesday, when the Lordstown plant will make its last Chevy Cruze and close its doors, it will get even smaller.” CNN: As GM’s Lordstown plant idles, an iconic American job nears extinction.

+ WaPo: GM job cuts in Ohio show a hot economy is still leaving parts of America behind. In an interview with Fox News at the time of GM’s decision, President Trump explained: “It doesn’t really matter because Ohio is under my leadership from a national standpoint. Ohio’s going to replace those jobs in like two minutes.” (Editor’s note: That was 113760 minutes ago.)

+ Read some letters from kids who wrote to GM to save their town’s auto plant.

+ Bloomberg: This Is What Peak Car Looks Like.

+ For an excellent ethnography focused on what happens to towns when a major plant closes, check out Janesville by Amy Goldstein.