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GE laying off 36 Monday

Published: Fri, August 10, 2012 @ 11:09 p.m.


General Electric is laying off 36 hourly positions at the Ohio Lamp plant on North Park Avenue, effective Monday.

Scott Moore, president of IUE-CWA Local 722, told 21 WFMJ-TV, The Vindicator’s broadcast partner, that the terminations are a result of legislation passed in July that outlawed incandescent light bulbs.

The layoffs leave 198 hourly employees at the plant.

Moore said other plants around the Ohio-Kentucky region will have layoffs as well, but could not say how many.

Workers who lose their jobs can receive benefits for one year, tuition reimbursement and unemployment pay.


1TylerDurden(367 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Where is Bob Hagan and Tim Ryan? This seems like a material issue to address even if it's in Warren.

See guys, this is the kind of thing to try and stop, or alternatively, keep from happening again.

No more press conferences outside the lemon grove about sh*t that doesn't affect the valley. Focus on some local things to help your constituents.

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2AnotherAverageCitizen(1174 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago


Where were you last week when a plant is being shut down in Johnson's district? What does the lemon grove have to do with Warren?


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3VINDYAK(1799 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

This is a result of our government insisting on consumers buying "energy efficient"? bulbs made in China. These "energy efficient" bulbs are filled with mercury and consumers are warned not to break them when disposing them, as the mercury will spill out into the atmosphere. So, after we pay $6.95 or more for one of these bulbs and after they expire, where do we dispose of them? Sounds like another government program will have to be invented at taxpayer expense to dispose of light bulbs we are being forced to use...all for the sake of saving energy???

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4IslandMike(752 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

WOW!! Only 36 workers being laid off. That pales in comparison to the thousands who lost there jobs when The King of Outsourcing, Mitt Flopper was running Bain Capital. He was so busy firing people that he didn't have time to pay his taxes.

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5IslandMike(752 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

President Obama saved thousands of jobs and prevented the unemployment rate from going over 25% according to Bush apointee and former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson.


Thank You President Obama!!

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6chevelle64(11 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

they knew for years this was coming, no excuse for not switching to alternative product other than lack of caring for the workers

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7TylerDurden(367 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

I don't see Johnson holding press conferences at the Lemon Grove talking about presidential candidates' tax returns while his constituents wait in line for food stamps. Whenever Johnson is on television he is focusing on keeping jobs and developing them. An elected official needs to put constituents first. Logic would deem there is much more Hagan could be doing to help the people who voted him in. Someone's tax returns are not going to create jobs and stop murders in his area. You really are average.

Where I was last week is not applicable. Mind your own business.

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8Education_Voter(858 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

There are still many workers there. They are hoping GE will have them manufacture a LED bulb. Not sure where they got the legislation in July bit. It comes from legislation in 2007

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9IslandMike(752 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Anyone want to see Obama's Birth Certificate?

It's underneath Romney's Tax Returns.

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10commoncitizen(961 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Get real and get off the Island(mike) and see whats happening in the real world.

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