Stand with GE Workers!

H. Lawrence Culp Jr., CEO of General Electric

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The workers at the General Electric plant in Lynn, MA have launched a protest to demand that the company fix appalling safety conditions at the facility and allow workers to manufacture the life-saving ventilators the whole country so desperately needs.

GE pulled in $95 billion in revenue last year, and most of the company’s executives are safely at home right now, but the folks who are putting themselves at risk at the factory in Lynn aren’t even getting enough basic supplies like soap and paper towels to keep themselves safe on the job.

Workers say that if GE cleaned up the plant and hire unemployed workers, they could start manufacturing life-saving ventilators. Here’s what they need GE to do to make it happen:

  • Supplies - GE should consistently provide soap, paper towels, gloves, sanitizing spray, and spray bottles.
  • Sanitization - GE should consistently clean all work surfaces between shifts.
  • Six feet - GE should adopt new approaches in the plant that facilitate as much social distancing for workers as possible.
  • Sick time - GE should temporarily increase earned sick time banks by 14 days for workers with potential COVID-19 symptoms or direct exposures, even if testing availability is limited or workers are awaiting results.
  • Serve the public - GE should improve sanitization at the facility and begin hiring currently unemployed workers to manufacture essential ventilators for medical purposes, along with continuing their current work.

Please sign this petition to General Electric to let the company know that we stand with GE workers!

To: H. Lawrence Culp Jr., CEO of General Electric
From: [Your Name]

In this time of crisis, we need GE to take the lead from workers in Lynn speaking out for safe workplaces and the opportunity to make equipment that could keep us all safe.

We stand in solidarity with the workers' demands for adequate cleaning supplies and gloves, proper sanitization of work surfaces, new approaches that facilitate as much social distancing as possible on the shop floor, and increased sick time.

In addition to cleaning up the factory, we ask you to listen to workers, who have asked GE to begin hiring currently unemployed workers to manufacture essential ventilators for medical purposes, along with continuing their current work.