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Silver lining sought in GE furloughs

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The beginning of summer this year will kick off a double dose of activity on Schenectady’s General Electric campus with the expected nine-week plant shutdown and the start of the new battery plant construction. The furlough for an estimated 800 to 850 workers is part of the accepted contract changes union GE-IUE Local 301 negotiated with GE almost a year ago. As part of the agreement, workers will receive 75 percent of their pay during ...

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