Thread regarding General Electric Co. layoffs

Union dysfunction at its finest

Sad to see the lack of interaction between the so called Union and it’s members in 301. All the rumors and definitely perceived lack of work does nothing to instill confidence in the work force. Add to that the blowhard BA walking the floor telling his “Brothers” to work harder does nothing to help ease the concerns. How about some communication with the rank and file? There are recent Stewards and Board Members who are unknown to quite a few. Guess their agenda is the same as the old time “Goombas” at the Hall- status quo for those who reap the riches. Pit “D’s vs. T ‘s” and 66 vs. 273 and all will be well? Let’s add the Battery guys in as well. Instead of Brotherhood the Mob at the Hall has a “Divide and Conquer” mentality. Let’s see how they talk their way out of the impending disaster-the workers didn’t give enough?

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Sounds like the few condemning this post have a vested interest in the corruption going on. Just because you had years of experience dealing with doesn’t mean you weren’t part of the problem. Your 25 years could be as self serving as the clowns at 301 now!

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Post ID: @6ctr+1egtQ30F

Biggest BS post ever. Even if the DOL finds maleficence of behalf of the union, the Consolidation Agreement stands. DO YOU ALL UNDESTAND THAT? Stop bi-----g.

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Post ID: @5fwm+1egtQ30F

This whole post is irrelevant, GE will file for bankruptcy during 2022 so none of this nonsense matters!

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Post ID: @5rex+1egtQ30F

I read these accusations again the local union and there is almost always a sentence buried within the post that tells me whoever is writing the post doesn’t know the responsibility or difference between the NLRB or the Department of Labor. Last time I checked stipends are not illegal either! With this, I throw out the whole post as rubbish along with the accusations. Bring better proof and maybe you can convince me.

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Post ID: @5lan+1egtQ30F

Work harder to work us out of work.

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Post ID: @4fnr+1egtQ30F

Well all I can say about this bickering and crying is that soon we won’t have to. Layoffs are coming in a big way. Lack Of Work has strong meaning in the GE and 301 clubhouse. Get ready 650 members will be cut down to 350-400 very soon. Don’t deny it embrace it

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Post ID: @4bal+1egtQ30F

Hmmmm interesting as someone who only cares about the stock i seem to remember Alstom's Generator supplier was in Poland and could do a full generator for about 2M (5 years ago so its less now) hopefully all this helps GE to close Schenectady. We can buy the generators and move STs to GVL. CHEAPER equals higher stock price!

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Post ID: @4zdc+1egtQ30F

If your jingle ba!!s are so big, why didn’t you use your name….yeah, that’s what I thought.

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Post ID: @4ntk+1egtQ30F

Wtf would I put my name on this site or give my name to anyone who doesn’t matter? There’s having ba--s and then there’s being stupid. Believe me or don’t, it doesn’t make a difference. I don’t care. You’ll think about this one of these days and know I was telling the truth. And it still won’t matter who I am. What matters to me is fixing this sh-t.

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Post ID: @4cxn+1egtQ30F

I have proof but I still comment under anonymous. Christmas is here grow a cple jingle ba--s.

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Post ID: @4ghe+1egtQ30F

Fair enough. I respect that. I have the proof of a smaller version of what I described, and I thought that was bad. It grew bigger than I ever could have imagined over the past few years. If you believe in Union’s like I did then you’re going to feel like I did. Disbelief at first, sadness, and then anger. The checks and balances didn’t work because they are all in it together and the ones who aren’t think it’s ok to look away and not speak up. The ones close to the internal happenings in the union are brainwashed into thinking they must stand together at all costs. Certain BA’s from the past still benefit from our money. This happened because people retire from their positions and then appoint who they want. It’s all kept within the “family.” After corporate GE was alerted about a certain situation in October 2019 it brought other things to light. Within months all “players” at the company were taken out of their positions and given other positions. Policies changed, pay codes were changed. However, it was too little, way too late. None of us know the extent except that it’s big. Others who knew what was happening are speaking to investigators now. They no longer feel scared or threatened. It took 3 years of the Feds investigating the UAW. They continually make arrests on that one and last I knew the investigation is ongoing. The same office that investigated them is investigating us. You don’t have to believe me, I’m saying what I know is true, I have no reason or motive to lie. You’ll see when something happens, we all will. Be prepared though.

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Post ID: @4xpc+1egtQ30F

3pps+1egtQ30F I hope this is not the case as it hurts all union member locals and unions everywhere. The Local is set up for so many checks and balances purposely for accountability so nothing even close to what you are stating/accusing can happen. Therefore, when I see the proof other than chitchat, I’ll believe it.

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Post ID: @3bkx+1egtQ30F

The feds are coming down the chimney like good old Saint Nick. The onion dues we pay are about as good as an onion on my jersey mikes subs I use to make. These onion make my eyes water just like the local 301 union I mean onion. We’ll sit back and enjoy the subs and movie a lot of plot twist are going to start. Layoffs, feds investigating onion members at each other and ratting out each other. Crying to management like they care enough to help. This place is like the show the office but 10 times better.

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Post ID: @3zex+1egtQ30F

Renewables guy,, the Feds are investigating because big crimes have been committed. Read past comments on here. Hundreds of thousands of dollars or more have been “misappropriated” over the years. There’s allegations of tax evasion, embezzlement, and the company and union negotiating in bad faith (meaning the union was paid off). So much more than that. This small union got away with it for a long time until someone gave indisputable evidence to the Feds. Let me tell you, it was the only way because every level of the union and the company are corrupt AF. It’s been over 2 years since the evidence was given and affidavits were signed, the Feds started interviewing people a few months ago. That means they’re ready to do something. Everyone will know soon.

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Post ID: @3hfk+1egtQ30F

: @3gsy+1egtQ30F
The hundreds of thousands of dollars missing is a small part. Federal labor laws being broken is a small part. NLRB regulations being broken is a small part. All said, lots of little things turned into big things. When ya know, ya know. When ya dont you doubt, when ya doubt, you look like a fool. Its hard when ya learn you been lied to by folks you trusted and believed. But all will get over that hurt. Harder yet is being part of a organization that does what its supposed to do, when you have never lived that before. Its been more than 25 yrs since 301 was a legit organization. The GE folks that have been involved are gonna make Boston really mad when things get unsealed. Many of us are anxious to see it all come down.

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Post ID: @3euw+1egtQ30F

Renewables guy here just checking the website to see if there's any news about us but I don't understand why would the feds be investigating a small Union that doesn't really have that many members left??? Wouldn't cost a lot of money to do that???

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Post ID: @3gsy+1egtQ30F

Sad how some people still think 301 isn’t equivalent to a criminal organization. They are. Family run, family benefits, membership doesn’t benefit. There isn’t one or 2 incidents. It’s much bigger. I thought everyone knew. Must be living under a rock or new to Schenectady.

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Post ID: @3kes+1egtQ30F

You’re clueless. I guess it’s not your fault. The only people that will be upset are the people that are benefiting from the crimes. This “clean up” is long overdue. It’s time that the membership stops being fcked. The ones who’ve screwed us are going to get what they deserve. I don’t have to prove anything to you. Although, it is funny that you’re telling me what I should have done when you have no idea what I did. You have no idea what I tried to do, what evidence I had, what it was that initiated the “audit” or what turned this into a criminal investigation. If there was nothing criminal going on and By-Laws, The Constitution, and laws were followed then the audit would have been over in a few weeks, results would have been posted, and it would have never turned into any type of investigation, especially not criminal. It’s obvious that it’s YOU who has no idea how investigations work. Again, if you’re mad then you were benefiting from the crimes. Stopping individuals from stealing our membership money for personal use, getting the company and union out of bed, and ensuring the union negotiates in good faith for what’s in the membership’s best interest are good things. That’s what the Feds are going to do. We’re going to have a real Union soon because the trash in the company and the union is getting sorted out and taken care of. And if you’re one of them then be mad, big mad, because all you can do is wait. I’ll be thinking of you when sh-t goes down. Kind of wish I could see the look on your face when it does.

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Post ID: @3pps+1egtQ30F

3zrd+1egtQ30F, union 101, when you elect an union official(s), you are giving them the power to negotiate and represent you to the best of their ability on your behalf at that moment! If you feel they don’t, you have only a window of opportunity to file a charge to challenge it, if you don’t at this time, then you yourself are not utilizing your local to best on your own behalf. Feds will not go back and investigate any one incident unless you yourself submit proof at that time. Learn labor and stop spreading rumors, you are taking down everyone around you with yourself. Educate yourself and study up on labor processes or keep the cr-p out of your trap shut, stop hurting everyone around you.

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Post ID: @3emk+1egtQ30F

The Feds are coming the Feds are coming this guy is posting bs with proof only he seems to have This childish behavior is part of the reason the work is being moved to other locations I hope people wise up start acting like adults The company reads this and it shows how immature some of the people they hired are Grow up stop posting bs

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Post ID: @3ags+1egtQ30F

Investigations take time. It’s a FACT that they are being investigated, it’s a FACT that the investigator has been interviewing numerous people, it’s a FACT that the investigation began as an “audit” in January 2020. It’s a fact that the Department of Labor publishes all of their findings (audits, civil investigations, and criminal investigations) on their website) and it’s a FACT that nothing has been published about 301 because it’s also a FACT THAT THE INVESTIGATION IS ON-GOING!! That’s how big investigations work, the Feds don’t broadcast it, they don’t even acknowledge it. The people who are being investigated eventually know when the interviews begin and by that time the Feds already have all the evidence they need! Are you trying to convince others or are you really that clueless? If you’re clueless I guess that’s a good thing, it means you had nothing to do with it. In that case, buckle up, your mind will be blown when it all comes out. These boys, especially RM, SF, are fcked. Not sure about the (current) others. The Feds were (for sure) going back 5 years, which brings you to BS and his crew. They have the ability to go back as far as they need to. On the company side SG, TO, need to be worried, not sure about who else. The Consolidation Agreement was “negotiated” in bad faith, possibly criminal but not sure if it’s that far. Watch and see.

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Post ID: @3zrd+1egtQ30F

This is a legit real onion nothing stinky and sour going on here. Everything is on the up and up. Even the layoff numbers the onion is denying.

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Post ID: @3voq+1egtQ30F

This is a legit real onion nothing stinky and sour going on here. Everything is on the up and up. Even the layoff numbers the onion is denying.

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Post ID: @3nro+1egtQ30F

Funny how this "investigation" is always on-going, never any evidence or things stated as facts that are proven..... imagine that.

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Post ID: @3ukk+1egtQ30F

You’re kidding, right? The Feds don’t care about real Unions. But you better believe they care about fake corrupt Union’s who are in cahoots with the company, embezzle money, tax evasion, and all the other violations of the National Labor Relations Act. Are you really that unaware of what’s happening at 301 or is this a joke?

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Post ID: @3hir+1egtQ30F

Why would the feds care about a dying union this own company was indifferent towards???

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Post ID: @3yxn+1egtQ30F

The stipends are a crime, have been for year. Anything asked or questioned is either answered with lies or completely ignored. Nothing real is ever handed out, it’s all “doctored”. But those stipends are small potatoes in comparison to what the Feds uncovered. I know this for a fact because I brought it to their attention. I watched it snowball completely out of control and turn into what is now a 2+ years criminal investigation. This “BS Fed story” is going to blow your mind if the stipend is what you’re mad about. Get ready to be fcking furious.

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Post ID: @2lwg+1egtQ30F

The Feds story is BS the real crime are stipends the officers are getting from membership dues ask for an itemized financial report then see what happens

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Post ID: @2huj+1egtQ30F

I can only hope there are arrests. It’s time the rank and file recognize ALL dues paying members and represent them as such. It’s sad though that many good intentioned underlings will be associated with the hopeful purge that is coming. We have to stop the division before we further destroy ourselves.

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Post ID: @2gok+1egtQ30F

I might go to the golf course Friday for the Christmas party, I mean the arrest gathering. Wouldn't that be something, the Feds show up there to arrest those that are there? I would by a round if I could be there to see it happen. I wonder what kinda words SF and CD are gonna have as the bracelets get clicked around their wrists? Maybe their poppas will be there to ride in the same cars as their kids too!! Oh this could be the best 301 Christmas party ever!!!!

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Post ID: @2kgr+1egtQ30F

Sit back and wait for the big pay out. It’s close I can feel it.

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Post ID: @2utr+1egtQ30F

Everything was being run according to the plan. It wasn't expected to fall apart like this but it was expected to fall apart in some capacity. They basically bit off more than they could chew.

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Post ID: @1nts+1egtQ30F

The last BA destroyed 301. The few before him started the corruption, he tried to continue it but was so full of himself (along with SF) that he caused what’s coming next. The Feds have been at it for over 2 years now and those clowns really think they’re in the clear. They are the d-mbest criminals around. Everyone knows the Feds have something big or else they wouldn’t be wasting their time. I know it’s wrapping because so many have been interviewed. Only a matter of time before indictments are handed out. Fraud, embezzlement, laundering, just to name a few. Those charges don’t come with slaps on the wrist, free passes, or “we’ll let it go since you’re on track now.” These most recent clowns were way too d-mb and co--y for this level criminal sh-t. But isn’t it fun laughing at them, especially SF, while they think we believe their BS while knowing that they’re all fckd?

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Post ID: @1ril+1egtQ30F

As a knuckle dragging mouth breathing T rate I couldn’t agree more. When is the Onion going represent ALL of us ?

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Post ID: @zjv+1egtQ30F

Well said. The current clowns are a shadow of their predecessors at best. They will be the ruin of Local 301. We all pay the same dues but guess fall in to different classes? Decertify the Union and let’s see where the clowns running it end up instead of the T guys? Bet the T’s can get jobs easier than those riding the gravy train for all these years-overpaid fools!!

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