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GE moving nearly 200 Fort Edward jobs to Florida

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It’s official: After nearly 70 years in Fort Edward, General Electric will close up shop and move its local manufacturing operations to Florida next year. Nearly 200 employees will be displaced. The union given the task of fighting for their jobs has accused GE — which announced its final decision Thursday — of never really considering an alternative to closure despite public comments otherwise. “From the get-go, this was nothing but a shakedown on their ...

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November 22, 2013
4:11 p.m.

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