Save The Light


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.


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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. 


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.