Hurley: GE needs to stop turning its back on American workers

When my husband and I moved to Salem in 1983, our future was bright and endless opportunity was in front of us.

We started our lives together, had a son, and I took a job at General Electric in 1994 to help support our family. At the time, there were more than 1,100 workers at the plant and the parking lot of our 1 million square foot facility was always full.

Most folks working at our plant made drive controls for gas, steam, and wind turbines. My husband and I bought a home, our son, Eric, went to public school in Salem, and in 2008, Eric became a second generation General Electric worker when he was hired by GE as a tester.

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