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GE Workers From U.S., Canada Tell General Electric: “Commit to Our Communities”

25 April, 2018

Workers and retirees from the U.S. and Canada attended General Electric’s annual shareholders’ meeting outside of Pittsburgh this morning, to demand that GE commit to supporting local economies, respecting workers’ rights, and practicing environmental stewardship in the communities where they operate.

Janet Gray, who works for GE Transportation in Erie, spoke on the floor of the meeting. “I grew up in Wesleyville, PA, one of the small communities surrounding Erie,” she said. “I fight an internal struggle daily. I went from someone who once had so much loyalty and faith in this company to someone who despises their lack of loyalty to their employees, and their communities.” Gray is the president of UE Local 618, which represents salaried workers at the Erie plant.

GE workers and retirees to picket, speak at GE shareholders’ meeting outside of Pittsburgh

24 April, 2018

Workers and retirees from the U.S. and Canada will be attending General Electric’s annual shareholders’ meeting outside of Pittsburgh tomorrow.

“GE’s recent history of poor decision-making is hurting workers, communities, and shareholders,” says UE Local 506 President Scott Slawson, whose local represents workers at GE Transportation in Erie, PA. “Corporate leaders are making one bad move after another. The company’s decisions don’t make financial sense, they wreak havoc with the lives of GE workers and local economies, and they threaten to lead us all over a cliff.”

West Virginia State Employees Thank School Employees for Solidarity

06 March, 2018

For more information, contact:
Gordon Simmons
UE Local 170, West Virginia Public Workers Union
2110 Kanawha Blvd East, Suite 101
Charleston WV 25311
304.347.4396
304.395.6294 cell
Mail to: Simmonsg@marshall.edu

UE Local 170, West Virginia State Workers Union, expressed the gratitude of the union’s membership to the striking public school personnel and teachers who insisted that state employees receive the same 5% pay increase they had demanded.

Local Union Strikes to Demand a Fair Contract from Fairbanks Scales in St. Johnsbury, VT

31 October, 2017

For immediate release: October 31, 2017

Media contact: Chad McGinnis, International Representative, United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), cmcginnis@ueunion.org, 646-522-5389

United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), Local 234 strike for a fair contract beginning November 1st at 7 am at 2176 Portland Street, St. Johnsbury, VT.

UE Local 506 Denounces So-Called “Right to Work,” Calls on Chamber to Join Effort to Preserve Good Jobs Instead

29 August, 2017

*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***

8/29/2017

Erie, PA — UE Local 506, representing workers at the General Electric plant in Erie, denounces in the strongest possible terms recent comments from the Erie Chamber of Commerce supporting the introduction of so-called “Right to Work (for less)” legislation in Erie County.

April 15, 2013 - PRESS RELEASE

15 April, 2013

UE Denounces GE Layoff Announcement;
Union Members Plan April 16 Rally to Keep Jobs in Erie

Erie, Pennsylvania – Union members at the General Electric plant in Erie will rally from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, to protest GE's plans for layoffs and transfer of work out of the Erie plant. The rally will take place at the East Gate of the GE Erie Works, at the corner of Water Street and Main Street in Lawrence Park Township, zip code 16511.

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