Albany Times Union: GE union workers protest at Schenectady plant for fair contracts

Workers gather at a local union hall before rallying at the company’s downtown plant

SCHENECTADY — General Electric workers from across the country mobilized in Schenectady Tuesday afternoon, demanding reinvestment in American workers, stronger pay and union protections ahead of the company’s historic split.

Hundreds of GE employees converged at IUE-CWA Local 301 Union Hall and marched to the General Electric Plant at 1 River Road in what organizers are calling the largest national direct action by GE workers in years.

The multi-state directive attracted workers from plants in New York, Massachusetts, Kansas and Kentucky pushing the $80 billion company to increase wages to respond to inflation, protect retirement security and stop the offshoring of GE jobs.

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