A coalition of environmental groups, community advocates, and IUE-CWA members launched a public awareness campaign this week calling on elected leaders and General Electric to bring needed economic investment and good green union jobs to Schenectady, N.Y.
“New York lawmakers and General Electric have an unprecedented opportunity right now to bet big on New York workers, and step up to be the definitive leaders on green domestic manufacturing,” said IUE-CWA President Carl Kennebrew. “By harnessing the power of wind, we can put laid-off manufacturing workers in our own communities back to work and build a green future that ends the dangerous impacts of outsourcing our essential infrastructure. New York is at a crossroads – and Schenectady workers are ready to get to work.”
At one time, General Electric employed over 30,000 workers in Schenectady. That number is now less than 1,000, with many of the jobs being shipped overseas, most recently to Poland.
The campaign includes billboards, print, digital, and television ads.
Learn more at GreenJobsGreenEconomy.org.