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Union rejects contract for GE plant in Warren

Published: Mon, April 1, 2013 @ 9:39 p.m.

Union rejects contract for GE plant in Warren


Union officials are expected to meet with General Electric representatives Tuesday after union members at the Ohio Lamp Plant turned down a proposed a contract today.

“We’re going to meet and find out where we go from here,” said Scott Moore, president of International Union of Electrical Workers-Communications Workers of America Local 722, which represents employees at the plant.

“Its really out of our hands right now,” Moore said.

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1Silence_Dogood(1341 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

“We’re going to meet and find out where we go from here,”

The unemployment line forms at the old Southside Hospital on Oakhill, that is where you go from here.

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2seriouslyalready(8 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Oh no, this isn't over. The old jerks think they've won, they voted to take food out of these families mouths just so they can retire a year or two early with what they *think* is a big severance (wait till Uncle Sam gets his cut!). No, this isn't over...

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3viatheright(8 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

It was a bad deal anyhow. Ge never guaranteed it would stay open and it's closing was inevitable. Ge would of gutted out the plant and time the put in new machinery would take about a year and they would close in 2015 anyhow.
Btw how many of those ge and rg steel work who voted for Obama I'm wondering how that Obama economy and policies are working for you now.

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4viatheright(8 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

It would never be cost efficient to produce the new product anyhow. I'm just curious if the multi million silver theft they covered up out there was a contributing factor in the plants closing. No one was held accountable except for a scape goat

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5seriouslyalready(8 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Viatheright I am so sick of reading the same ol bs from you.

Did you see the numbers? No? Then shut up. Yes? Then you're in management there and should be fired.

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6viatheright(8 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Serious already it's obvious you work there and are in denial. Even a yes vote wouldn't have saved that sinking ship. Ge never gave a guarantee it would stay open. The workers theft of silver, $30 plus an hour for worker wages, managements misuse of funds and practically ghost jobs out there unfortunately led to their demise. Serious already we are sick of you already. Go get a life

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7Knightcap(699 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Where's little Timmie Pelosi, Hagan, The Car Czar, and Jobs Obama? Oh that's right, This has nothing to do with government jobs and benefits. What ever happened to all that talk from this bunch about taxing those comapnies that moved jobs offshores? Keep voting for the same old and you get the same old.

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8cruze1(1 comment)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Its always sad to see how this plays out, companies have been doing this for the last 30 years.They say if you will take a cut you might get to keep your job and feed your family, you start with 10,000 people and end up with 200 after 30 years of empty promises. It will never be enough.No retirement, No benefits, minimum wage- they will still close the doors when there's nothing left to give.Try to pull together and don't blame each other.

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9DwightK(1256 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

And more good jobs go to China so we can all buy cheap light bulbs from Wal-Mart.

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10walter_sobchak(1909 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

All the "negotiations" with GE officials by Sen. Sherrod Brown to get a new product line and his good union friends of the IUE-CWA stab him in the back. These types of plants that are high-wage labor intensive are not going to survive when they can be off-shored for pennies. In case these union folk didn't notice, the days of unskilled labor making large paychecks are a thing of the '50's, like the ducktail and doo-wop. That is unless you have an uncle that can get you a job with the sheriff or the county engineer.

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11123goz(580 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

"That is unless you have an uncle that can get you a job with the sheriff..."
Really? A deputy starts at under 12.00 an hour. You want to work with scum at the jail or on patrol for that? They are not 'unskilled' as you say, plenty of them and other police officers have degrees along with the police academy.
Like garbage collection, some people are paid for what they are willing to do for people like us that can't or won't.
Maybe nurses and engineers are overpaid. What do you think of that?

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12123goz(580 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

And I think these people are wrong to turn down the offer and keep the jobs here for awhile anyway. Retire or quit if you don't like it and let others have a job.

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13zz3(931 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

GE does not want to stay here they just have to make it look like they tried!! They pay no taxes people. They do not care about anyone. Our 'Gov't" gives them a free ride for anything they want to do. American people just do not stick together and I don't mean unions(sometimes they are worse for you). I mean nationwide NO buying of GE products as best you can. But only your UNION has that money and power and they do not want to upset the ELITE. If you work there ask your union about this idea. And be prepared for a bad attitude if union is in bed w/co. Good luck

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14zz3(931 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

toycannon you made a typo, its part-time jobs because thats what obama has created for us. And again GE not taxes paid Obama administration OK with that. But no more tours of the white house Good luck ge employees

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15zz3(931 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Another one bites the dust!!! Hey toycannon tell them about all the "shovel ready" jobs there are!! This administration is succesful in one area: Getting co's to leave the US!!! Good luck to all the terminated employess and remember people don't forget to buy all those GE products to help this non-tax paying, overseas employing company out!!! Good luck to the GE workers

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