Extreme climate events and revitalizing New York’s economy are on the minds of lawmakers and workers alike. That’s why a coalition of labor, community and environmental groups is demanding GE and lawmakers ensure the state’s aggressive climate and clean energy policies also include super-charging the state’s domestic wind manufacturing industry with good union jobs in the Capital region.
Together, we can solidify New York state as a global wind manufacturing powerhouse by getting GE to commit to building wind turbines at its Schenectady campus, where they already have the needed infrastructure, instead of overseas.
It’s time for GE to bet big on upstate New York.
SAVE THE LIGHT
For years, workers at General Electric factories in the U.S. built one of the world’s most essential items, an enduring symbol of American ingenuity and promise: the lightbulb. For many U.S. communities GE served as a bastion of good, middle class jobs, with factories providing opportunity for both American innovation and dignity at work.
But recently, GE and GE Lighting have been shutting off the lights in its factories across our country, shifting manufacturing work overseas. GE once made good on its promise to “build a world that works.” It still can. It’s time for GE and GE Lighting to keep the light on for workers in America.