General Motors officials said that Lansing area plants are safe from massive downsizing plans.

According to the Lansing State Journal, the news doesn't necessarily comfort labor leaders who represent most of the 4,700 employees at plants in Lansing and Delta Township.

GM shocked its North American employees Monday morning when it announced plans to shutter three assembly plants by the end of 2019.

The Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant could be next in line to falter if the car market continues to trend in the wrong direction.

GM also said Monday it plans to shut down a transmission plant in Warren and another near Baltimore, Maryland.

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