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Union unable to save GE jobs in Fort Edward

Deadline passes to stop plant’s move to Florida

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Efforts to keep 200 General Electric manufacturing jobs from being moved to Florida have failed, according to local union leaders. Two months ago, GE officials announced their intent to shut down the company’s electrical capacitor plant in Fort Edward, sending production and the facility’s nearly 200 jobs to Clearwater, Fla. Scott Gates, president of Local 332 of the United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America, has been in negotiations with the company ever since, ...

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