It's a rally around the more than 150 men and women who could soon lose their jobs in Fort Edward. Friday afternoon, election officials, workers and the community gathered for a rally for GE workers. Erin Moran has more.
FORT EDWARD, N.Y. -- For many, it's a last ditch rally to save more than 150 jobs.
Lawmakers, union employees and community members gathered at the GE plant in Fort Edward for a rally. The plant, which is one of the largest employers in Washington County, is considering moving operations from Fort Edward, to Clearwater, Florida. If it closes down, which union employees say is all but certain, more than 150 people will lose their jobs.
For Phillip Rock and his family, they say employment at GE has been their lifeline and they're considered moving out of state if the plant closes.
Many lawmakers in Washington County are fighting the move, saying it will force people from the area and have major economic consequences for all residents.