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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 3 years, 9 months 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(1183 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months 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(1824 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months 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(764 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months 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(764 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months 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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6jojuggie(1668 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

"Obama saved thousands of jobs." Obama borrowed multi billions of dollars, gave it to GM, screwed all of GM bond holders, gave the UAW a good percentage ownership of GM, while GM still owes 25 Billion, to the USA, which will never be repaid.
It's too bad that people believe all of those Dem commercials. In the current Fortune magazine, columinist Alan Stone writes "There are no reliable statistics about wether buyouts add more US jobs than they destroy." There is absolutely no evidence that Romney destroyed the 1000's of jobs that the Dems claim.
First of all, private equity firms only approach companies that are in distress. Companies that are in bankruptcy or near bankruptcy like that steel co that supposedly caused some guy's wife to die. That company, at one time, had 4500 employees, but when Bain got involved, they were down to 750 employees and on their way into bankruptcy, because the product they were making, was being produced by foreign companies considerably cheaper.

OH, that Youngstown mentality. When was the last time 3 former great cities like Cleveland, Detroit, & Youngstown, ast, had a Repub mayor?

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7chevelle64(11 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months 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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8TylerDurden(367 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months 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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9Education_Voter(1125 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months 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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10IslandMike(764 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Anyone want to see Obama's Birth Certificate?

It's underneath Romney's Tax Returns.

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11jojuggie(1668 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Hunter, please read.
Venture capitalists buy distressed companies WITH THEIR OWN MONEY. They restructure & reorganize to bring businesses back to life & profitable, and if things go right they create more jobs.

The Gov't on the other hand, USE YOUR MONEY to guarantee BILLIONS to SOLYNDRA, ABOUND SOLAR, SUN POWER, BRIGHT SOURCE, EVERGREEN, and other failures. And, on top of that, the GOV'T WENT INTO DEBT to place these debts for us.

Our kids & grand kids will be paying for this the rest of their lives.

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12jojuggie(1668 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

No, you Hunter 21.
What did you mean by the king of outsorcing Mitt Flopper firing so many pople that he didn't have time to pay his taxes?

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