GE has arrived at a crossroads - and our natural resources are at stake.
Our future cannot be secure until it is sustainable, and as an industry leader in manufacturing, GE has a responsibility in America to create jobs for the green economic revival.
Our national security infrastructure and the future of our communities is dependent on energy security. By harnessing natural resources, GE can build a pathway towards creating tens of thousands of good, clean, and green jobs right here in America.
The health of our ecosystem, clean water supply, rainforests, and communities is on the line. The extensive environmental consequences of GE’s offshoring disproportionately impacts disadvantaged communities of color. Until GE prioritizes a sustainable supply chain, the most precious natural resources of these communities will continue to suffer long-term damage.
As GE has offshored tens of thousands of domestic manufacturing jobs, it has dangerously lengthened their supply chain, creating a rapidly spiraling carbon footprint. GE’s focus on prioritizing cost cutting in their labor sources over sustainable manufacturing practices is creating long-term impacts to our ecosystem.
What we're fighting for
GE workers are ready to be part of America’s green economic revival, and to secure GE’s comeback to become even more productive, efficient, and profitable while limiting its environmental impact. Globalization of the green economy must include American cities and workers.
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Together, we can save our jobs and our planet.
In Schenectady at the GE power plant, the highly skilled workforce builds turbines that power our national electric grid. The workers in Schenectady stand ready to join in green manufacturing production as well – building the wind turbines for the future of our green economy.
This is a good example of how the company can re-imagine their products while also reinvesting in green jobs for the community and the planet. GE manufacturing must include a healthy mix of traditional power and steam turbines as well as green manufacturing that minimizes impact on the environment.
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Labor, enviro coalition to GE: Build wind turbines in Schenectady
THURSDAY, Sept 2, 2021Media Contact: Krissi Jimroglou, 617-716-9021 Labor, enviro coalition to GE: Build wind turbines in Schenectady Environmental groups, community advocates, and
A breakthrough for U.S. wind power
The Biden administration has promised to build up the offshore wind industry, and this week it began to make good on that pledge by granting final approval to the nation’s first large-scale offshore wind farm, about 15 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
GE sending some turbine work to Poland; will cut some local jobs
SCHENECTADY (WRGB) One of the biggest employers in the Electric City will outsource some work overseas.
That will cost dozens of jobs at their Schenectady plant.
FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Jumpstarts Offshore Wind Energy Projects to Create Jobs
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