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January 31, 2023 | Updates and Announcements

Newsweek: GE Under Bipartisan Fire from Senators for Sending U.S. Defense Jobs Abroad

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on whether to advance the Pentagon’s annual funding bill, and a key requirement missing from this year’s $858 billion package is to ensure defense dollars are being spent on manufacturing done in the U.S.A.

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December 16, 2022 | Updates and Announcements

Top GE Workers Union Responds to Energy Division HQ Move

IUE-CWA GE Workers have been pushing GE to reinvest in US manufacturing as it prepares to break up into three companies: GE Health Care…

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November 11, 2022 | Updates and Announcements

CourierJournal: This Veterans Day, I’m asking General Electric to invest in America.

Every Nov. 11th, a million and a half veterans in America pause to remember. We remember the victories we experienced while we served, and the losses too, especially those we spend most of the time trying to forget. We remember the friends we made, and some of us, sadly, remember the friends we lost. But most of all, we remember why it is that we chose to serve our country.

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November 11, 2022 | Updates and Announcements

Newsweek: This Veterans Day, General Electric Must Commit to Keeping Its Military Production in the U.S.

Last month, I was encouraged to see hundreds of General Electric workers from across the country take to the streets to demand the company stop offshoring their work and reinvest in U.S. manufacturing. Many of these workers are veterans, proud to have served their country overseas and to continue to support our military here at home, building and repairing the aviation equipment that keeps our troops and our nation safe.

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November 8, 2022 | Updates and Announcements

Arkansas City Courier-Traveler: GE should recommit to America’s national security

After returning home to Kansas, I was honored to be able to continue to serve in a new role, working as an engine mechanic in General Electric’s Arkansas City plant, building and maintaining military aviation equipment as I did my part to continue keeping our troops and nation safe. When I started at the factory, working for GE was a good-paying union job with a pension that would allow me to provide for my family as I continued to serve my country in a new way.

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October 25, 2022 | Updates and Announcements

CBS News (WRGB): Hundreds of GE Workers rally for fair wages, protect U.S. jobs

Hundreds of General Electric (GE) workers from four states including Kansas and Kentucky rallied at the heart of the company Tuesday calling on the company to reinvest in their employees. Among those who marched from State Street to the GE headquarters on Edison Ave was 3rd generation GE worker and Local Union 301 member Chris DePoalo. “I was born in Schenectady, this is my home turf, this is where we started electricity 128 years ago,” he said.

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October 25, 2022 | Updates and Announcements

Schenectady Daily Gazette: Hundreds of GE union workers rally for better pay, healthcare, other items

Hundreds of General Electric IUE-CWA union workers chanted various sayings as they marched Tuesday from their State Street union hall to the GE sign just outside the main gate at GE’s main Schenectady plant on River Road. “Larry Culp you can’t hide, we can see your greedy side,” they shouted. Culp is the chairman and CEO of GE and CEO of GE Aerospace, according to the company’s website.

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October 25, 2022 | Updates and Announcements

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

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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October 25, 2022 | Updates and Announcements

General Electric protest in New York to unite workers from across country to demand GE stop job cuts, tackle inflation with pay boost, invest in U.S. wind turbine production to create new green energy jobs, ensure stability during $2 billion company split

In new charges filed by General Electric workers fighting to unionize in Alabama, workers allege GE issued illegal threats to close their factory, multiple retaliatory terminations of pro-union workers, illegal surveillance, and intimidation tactics

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