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Agreement to keep GE plant open does not pass union vote

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WARREN, Ohio - There will be a rally at 3 p.m. Tuesday in support of the future of the Ohio Lamp Plant and it's nearly 200 union workers whose jobs remain in limbo.

A tentative agreement between General Electric and the Teamsters Local 377 failed by a slight margin, 91 to 85, after union members voted down the agreement.

Union president Scott Moore says they will meet with GE executives Tuesday, but he does not know what will come of that meeting whether they decide to move forward with negotiations or end them all together.

"It could be as simple as no we're done or we could work on the negotiation a little longer to see if there is something that's feasible for everybody," says Moore.

GE announced in January they planned to close the plant due to dwindling demand for the incandescent light bulbs it produces.

As part of the bargaining process GE and the local union produced a tentative agreement that would keep the plant in operation by bringing in the production of more energy-efficient bulbs.

According to GE, that agreement included a wage adjustment and early retirement opportunities for some employees.

Stay connected with WFMJ.com and 21 News for more on this developing story.

 


 

 

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