Keep it Made in Erie! Tell GE to Stop the Destruction of 1,000 Jobs!
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Keep it Made in Erie! Tell GE to Stop the Destruction of 1,000 Jobs!

    1. Petition by

      United Electrical Workers (UE)

Is a billion dollars in profit not enough to stop a company from destroying and downgrading American manufacturing jobs?

GE’s plan to steal nearly a thousand jobs from Erie, Pennsylvania, is morally wrong, legally wrong and contractually wrong. It is wrong for the workers, wrong for the community and wrong for our country. It will put hard-working families on the unemployment line and rob Erie of needed economic vitality. It will devalue American manufacturing jobs by replacing some of the jobs destroyed in Erie with jobs paying $10 per hour less, a move that undercuts our nation’s attempt at economic recovery. It is a callous and greedy move by a company that saw profits in its Erie-based Transportation Division double two years ago and top the $1 billion dollar mark last year.

We demand that GE honor its commitment to the workers and community whose labor and support made these huge profits possible. We demand that GE "Keep It Made In Erie"!

Join  us in demanding fairness! For updates on our campaign for economic justice go to http://www.ueunion.org/campaigns/keep-it-made-in-erie.

 

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    • John Ohrtman FORT DODGE, IA
      • 9 months ago

      It is important to the economy of America to maintain and create jobs that pay a living wage.

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    • robert miller ERIE, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      GE Erie is a greedy corp.. 1 billion in profits on OUR backs and they still want more - with less employees and smaller wages.. ridiculous!!!!

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    • Matthew Owen SAN BERNARDINO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      GE is outsourcing in the US to break UE: we, the 99%, must defeat the 1% grab for more money at our expense!

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    • Gail Waterhouse VENANGO, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      It is vital to Erie and the surrounding area that ge remains in Lawrence Park, Erie County PA! We can not lose these family sustaining jobs

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    • Robert Waterhouse VENANGO, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      I work at Erie and working together means winning together.

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