Union and GE to meet today over strike notice

By Paul Leighton, The Salem News

A local union issued two strike orders to General Electric yesterday, setting up the possibility of a strike on the part of 1,900 workers at GE’s aviation plant in Lynn.

Company and union representatives were scheduled to meet today at 9 a.m. to discuss the union’s grievances and possible strike actions, the union said. The meeting is required by contract after a strike notice is issued.

In its notice to the company, the union said “contemplated action by the Local may include a strike of all or some of the employees.”

IUE-CWA Local 201 is upset about what it says is the company’s practice of “farming out” work to other plants and vendors. The union said the outsourcing has been done in violation of its contract and has led to job losses.


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