Schenectady remains key to GE amid investigations, job cuts

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Schenectady remains key to GE amid investigations, job cuts

SCHENECTADY — Three years ago, General Electric Co.’s power plant equipment manufacturing division, GE Power, was reeling.

The Schenectady-based division’s CEO, Steve Bolze, had left the company in 2017 after being passed over to replace Jeff Immelt as CEO.

Bolze was replaced by Russell Stokes, a longtime GE executive based in Atlanta. Stokes inherited a GE Power division suffering amid a global glut of power plants, and had to oversee a massive $1 billion cost-cutting program that included eliminating 12,000 jobs worldwide.

Tell GE: Reinvest in American Jobs and Help Save our Planet

As an industry leader, GE has an opportunity to build a better future for our communities, and our planet. Our future cannot be secure until it is sustainable. By harnessing our natural resources and the economy of tomorrow through clean wind energy, GE can catalyze the creation of tens of thousands of good, clean, green jobs right here in America.

GE’s business model is increasingly over-reliant on outsourcing, and the impact on our environment is dire.

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 our communities 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.

GE has a unique opportunity to save American jobs AND help save the planet.

Tell GE executives: Invest in American Jobs, and Help Save Our Planet.