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GE retirees march for increase in pensions

Plan provides for no cost-of-living adjustment

Hundreds of General Electric retirees and supporters march outside the company's Schenectady plant in May to urge the company to increase pension benefits for longtime retirees who have never seen their payments raised to cover increases in the cost of living.
Hundreds of General Electric retirees and supporters march outside the company's Schenectady plant in May to urge the company to increase pension benefits for longtime retirees who have never seen their payments raised to cover increases in the cost of living.
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Helen Quirini died more than three years ago, but her presence was widely felt outside the General Electric main gate in Schenectady on Thursday. That’s where she used to lead pickets demanding GE increase the pensions of longtime retirees who never saw their monthly payments rise with the cost of living. That was the same message a few hundred retirees were trumpeting Thursday by the main gate, many of them inspired to show up in ...


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comanche
May 16, 2014
8:27 a.m.

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A company like GE needs to step up and take care of the people who really built this company. Maybe a country wide protest through the parent union would raise their eye brows.

mezz3131
May 16, 2014
3:20 p.m.

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If there was a "13th check" in December 2011 I never got it. So where is it now?

Hamelot
May 16, 2014
6:17 p.m.

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Just shameful what Jack Welch did this company, tried to make GE a bank and they almost went under because of it.

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