Local management and labor at the Bloomington GE Appliance plant are currently working out how the elimination of 160 production jobs will be handled.
On September 9, management announced that approximately 35 percent of the job shedding will be through early retirement provisions and the rest, around 100, will be laid off.
Since then, workers at the plant held rallies demanding there be no layoffs, and instead that GE cut its workforce only through early retirement and natural attrition.
WFHB requested interviews with GE, and instead received written statements reiterating what was already said.
We were able to speak to Carven Thomas, president of Bloomington Local 2