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GE Lamp plant employees on strike, 1948

Posted on August 13, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Some of the more than 100 female protesters took their position in front of the General Electric Company Lamp plant on Rosemont Garden on the morning of March 23, 1948. The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers union pulled its members from the Lexington lamp plant on a "surprise" work stoppage about  6am. The strike was called because of the company's stalling tactics in talks concerning U.E. recognition as the sole bargaining agent at the plant. Six U.E. members were arrested for blocking an entrance to the plant. General Electric Lighting announced Friday it will close two plants in Kentucky, one in Somerset and the Lexington plant by August 2017. Published in the Lexington Leader March 23, 1948. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Some of the more than 100 female protesters took their position in front of the General Electric Co. lamp plant on Rosemont Garden on the morning of March 23, 1948. The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers union pulled its members from the Lexington lamp plant on a “surprise” work stoppage about 6 a.m. The strike was called because of the company’s stalling tactics in talks concerning U.E. recognition as the sole bargaining agent at the plant. Six U.E. members were arrested for blocking an entrance to the plant. General Electric Lighting announced Friday that it will close two plants in Kentucky, one in Somerset and the Lexington plant, by August 2017. Published in the Lexington Leader. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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