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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 02:03 PM
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130. Machinist Union leader: "We are rewarding the guy who is turning off America's lights, literally"
Immelts appointment has labor leaders concerned
By Staff Reporter
International Business Times
January 21, 2011

Jeffrey Immelts appointment by President Obama to head his new White House economic council has some labor leaders concerned, given the perception that the boss of General Electric (NYSE: GE) is hostile to the union movement and is committed to outsourcing American jobs to foreign (cheaper) workers.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) pointed out in a press release that in just the past five months, Immelt has eliminated scores of U.S. jobs when he ordered the closure of GE plants in Virginia, Massachusetts and Ohio.

We are rewarding the guy who is turning off Americas lights, literally, said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger.

Two of the plants on Immelts hit list made incandescent light bulbs. Replacement bulbs will be made in you guessed it China.
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