At General Electric company, workers struggle to find footing as shareholders reap windfalls

By Owen Davis

“General Electric’s decision to close its capacitor plant in upstate New York came as a shock to Mark Rock, 43, a 10-year veteran on the assembly line.

“Honestly, I didn’t believe it because I’d heard it was closing since I was a kid,” says Rock, whose father also worked at the World War II-era plant and would regularly share his anxieties over job security with the family. “It’s turning my whole life upside down.”…

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