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May 28, 1969: GE worker protest

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:17 PM EDT
On this day back in our history in 1969,  Demonstrators from the Local 301 union picketed the Governor's mansion in Albany as Governor Nelson Rockefeller prepared to leave for his 2nd South American trip.

They were GE employees, upset that the state had spent 4 million dollars on turbines from Japan for the Gilboa Dam in Schoharie County, when GE was manufacturing its own in Schenectady.May 28, 1969: GE worker protest


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