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Union workers rally to save jobs at GE plant in Fort Edward

Posted at: 10/18/2013 11:39 AM
Updated at: 10/18/2013 8:21 PM
By: WNYT Staff

General Electric workers rally in Fort Edward, after the company announced plans to close its plant there.
General Electric workers rally in Fort Edward, after the company announced plans to close its plant there.
Photo: Dan Bazile / WNYT

FORT EDWARD - General Electric recently announced plans to close its plant there. One of the union's leaders says closing the plant would hurt 200 families.

Fort Edward says it could mean a $25 million blow to the economy there.

GE dumped thousands of pounds of PCBs into the Hudson River decades ago and has been working to clean up the mess over the past several years.