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Mon. 8:38pm: GE: Union votes down plan to keep Warren plant open

April 1, 2013

WARREN - The union representing workers at the GE Ohio Lamp Plant here have voted against a plan to keep the site open, according to the company....

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slapsackjack

Apr-02-13 2:45 PM

This is sad, VERY sad! I would have loved to work there

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john01

Apr-02-13 12:39 PM

G.E. has been pulling out of America in favor of China for decades. They continue to close plants here while investing billions in new plants and research centers in China.

The 123 year old Warren plant was a goner no matter which way the vote went.

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SeriouslyAlready

Apr-02-13 10:35 AM

Resistance- please stop politizing this. This isn't a republican vs dem, conservative vs liberal issue. This is an AMERICAN issue. People are pitted against each other enough as it is without bringing the politics into it. Stop. Just stop.

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SeriouslyAlready

Apr-02-13 10:31 AM

Zee- that can't do that. They may have been saying they wish they could but they can't do it per contract. Plus there's no WAY anyone with any true authority would be discussing something of that nature out where it could be overheard. Nice try...

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ZeeMan

Apr-02-13 8:21 AM

...up front making copies, heard them discussing a reverse seniority layoff.

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solong

Apr-02-13 7:13 AM

DUMB A??ES

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SeriouslyAlready

Apr-02-13 1:27 AM

Rocky yeah there's more than money. Why don't you tell everyone why you voted against it? If it's going to close either way and they're not going to pay you your plant closing bennies, then why did you vote no? And don't deny it, don't bother. You've opened your mouth and flapped your jaw to much to be able to do that. Do you know how ridiculous you sound? Apparently not because you never stop flapping.

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Rockyandroll

Apr-02-13 1:23 AM

I want my two weeks severance per year work too but I knows how ge has worked in past. It's ok you don't have to be afraid . I'm ready to move on anyhow

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Rockyandroll

Apr-02-13 1:20 AM

Serious already you gots to get your head out of your butt and quit be in denial.there more to it than just the money aspect. I refuse to be a sheep Like you

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SeriouslyAlready

Apr-02-13 1:18 AM

They can NOT per NATIONAL CONTRACT get out of paying plant closing. It's announced. They have to pay. Period. Stop spreading trash and try reading your contract.

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Rockyandroll

Apr-02-13 1:17 AM

Think at work today I'm going to enjoy a candy pop and go with the flo

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SeriouslyAlready

Apr-02-13 1:14 AM

Rocky stop spreading your lies. That's all you do. Lie. Lie. Lie!!!

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Rockyandroll

Apr-02-13 1:09 AM

Management told me if voted either way it was going to close anyhow. I work there and was told that by summer they will lay off everyone except a few workers to avoid paying plant closing money. I hate losing my job but it is what it is

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Viatheright

Apr-02-13 12:50 AM

I bet Paul Paul is basing his opinions on past ge practices and if he does work there I'm sure he has better understanding than those outside. Why prolong the obvious and put that dog out of misery

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SeriouslyAlready

Apr-02-13 12:43 AM

Paulpaul you're an idiot. I'm guessing you work there or know someone who does. Try reading the contract before you continue to speak out your hiney!

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PaulPaul

Apr-02-13 12:27 AM

as I said, the company can't be trusted. don't be surprised if they lay off everyone except for a couple dock workers to avoid paying plant closing benefits.

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anniemae

Apr-02-13 12:03 AM

No wonder unions get weaker & we lose more jobs to overseas. What mentality. See if new people want to work & get rid of the unions....& their dues.

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SeriouslyAlready

Apr-01-13 11:42 PM

The jerks who voted to close the plant did it out of pure 100% SELFISHNESS! They want to take their severance and hobble off. They didn't think for a second that they were voting to take away people's livelihood. Or maybe they did but they're to dang selfish to care. These people make me SICK. And they dare go on the news and try to sound like they care? Like it was a hard decision? Yeah we're NOT buying your load of crap. All you saw we're $$ and the opportunity to retire a year or two sooner. SHAME ON YOU!!

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mkelly566

Apr-01-13 11:13 PM

I can't believe some of the comments here. Some money is better than no money? Excuse me? These guys have busted their hump for this company and have already taken HUGE concessions. It really doesn't matter how the workers voted - they know*****well GE would close the plant anyway. They give and give and give back to the company, but NO! That ain't enough! What we need is MORE workers willing to stand up for better (living) wages - not the opposite. We're going backwards as a society - if these giant corporations could get away with it we'd ALL be making < than 2 bucks a day! And you dumb a*^$# let 'em get away with it.

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neversummer

Apr-01-13 11:08 PM

It's about retiring old technology, has nothing to do with keeping jobs.

The union made a smart move. The valley needs to be a few decades ahead of tech, not a few behind.

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PaulPaul

Apr-01-13 9:54 PM

The company can not be trusted. After concessions, and gutting the plant, they would have closed anyway, just as they had done at other facilities.

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Thunderchicken

Apr-01-13 9:45 PM

I don't understand this. Some money is better than no money. And having a job while looking for another job is a lot better than having no job.

Can someone explain this to me in this crap economy?

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dmarine

Apr-01-13 9:40 PM

apparently their is an I in union...when the going gets tough the older ones say screw the younger workers

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peopleplease

Apr-01-13 9:23 PM

Really...let's see. JOB with a lower wage or NO JOB at all. No wonder we cannot get new business willing to come here. This vote is SAD. I am all for Unions, but in this economy jobs are non existant and you need to keep what you have.

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NachoCheese

Apr-01-13 9:05 PM

Another nail in the coffin of the Mahoning Valley - brought to you by the union mentality that has been destroying the area for decades now.

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