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Union to fight GE plan to close Fort Edward plant

Facility ‘not competitive,’ work to be moved to Florida

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A local union is decrying a plan by General Electric to close its Fort Edward manufacturing plant and transfer all work to Florida. The move would affect nearly 200 local employees, including 178 hourly production workers and 20 salaried staff. “The Fort Edward operation is simply not competitive,” said GE spokeswoman Chris Horne, who stressed the decision is far from final. UE Local 332, which has represented plant employees for 70 years, has 10 days ...

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