Flood Warning expires at 5:29 PM on 4/22, issued at 5:29 PM Argyle, NY | Buskirk, NY | Cambridge, NY | Clemons, NY

Negotiations end to save Fort Edward GE plant

The GE plant in Fort Edward
The GE plant in Fort Edward
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 11/18/2013 8:47 am

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. – An agreement has not been made between General Electric and UE Local 332 to save the company’s factory in Fort Edward.

Union leaders and GE representatives have been meeting every day since November 11 to discuss negotiations to keep the Fort Edward plant open.

GE announced in September its intent to shutdown the decades-old plant and move all operations to Clearwater, Fla. resulting in nearly 200 people losing their jobs.

Union reps claimed that GE brought little to the table for negotiations.

A statement from the corporation to NEWS10 ABC read, in part, "We have negotiated in good faith for 60 days and have taken the bargaining process extremely seriously."

UE Local 332 said it offered to cut jobs by 10 percent and to modernize equipment at the Fort Edward plant. GE said the union's proposal fell short of achieving the savings and efficiencies that would be generated by the proposed move to Florida.

GE said it has not made a final decision, and the company was willing to review any proposals until midnight.

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of FOX23 News.

No comments yet!
Current Conditions
High: 59° | Low: 34°
Partly Cloudy

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.