Union members at Salem's General Electric plant say they met with Senator Tim Kaine as they try to get a solid severance package
Back in June, General Electric announced their plans to close their Salem plant.
GE released a statement saying they do have a facility in India that can increase production if necessary in the future, but it is inaccurate to say that these jobs are moving to India.
200 employees will be without a job here in Salem as the GE plant announces plans to close. pic.twitter.com/jwqLfvStWf— Whitney Burney WSET (@WhitneyOnAir) August 22, 2018
GE's plant had been in Salem for over 60 years, with their longest serving employee working there for 61 years.
Union leadership says it's also meeting with local economic and workforce development organizations to discuss job opportunities for their members at other area employers.
“I’ve got kids to raise, food to put on the table. I really don’t know how we are going to make it if I lose my job," Travis Young, a production worker, said.
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