Local GE workers take center stage in new ad

Workers at the General Electric Aviation plant in Madisonville are joining with other IUE-CWA union workers from across the nation, calling on GE to begin reinvesting in American manufacturing. Some will even appear in a new television commercial set to air nationwide.

“Veterans like me love this country, and we’re proud of the work we do for a historic American company,” said Jeff Rodgers, who has worked at GE in Madisonville for 33 years. “GE can lead the way in creating good jobs here at home and building a better future. There are people like me all over the country ready to get to work and make that happen.”

The union’s new ad, a centerpiece of a new “Bring Home GE” campaign is geared towards urging the company to “stop offshoring jobs, and to start investing in the workers of America who made the company great,” according to a release issued on Friday.

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