Ohio Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich is calling on the White House to remove General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt from his post as head of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Kucinich says that since Immelt took the helm at GE, he has eliminated one-fifth of the company’s U.S. workforce to locations overseas. “He has
In the shadow of plant closing and job cuts, negotiations for a new contract covering nearly 15,000 workers at General Electric got underway in New York this week. The IAM represents approximately 1,500 GE workers at nine locations and is one of 10 unions negotiating with General Electric as part of the Coordinated Bargaining Committee.
In the past five months, General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt eliminated scores of U.S. jobs when he closed GE plants in Virginia, Massachusetts and Ohio. The IAM is asking if this is the record that inspired President Obama to name Immelt to be chairman of the new Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. “We are rewarding