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GE workers protest to keep their jobs

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Dozens of General Electric employees from New York protested in Rutland Wednesday. They're trying save their jobs.

Nearly 40 workers gathered in front of the Paramount Theater where GE's president was speaking. The company recently announced plans to move its plant in Fort Edward, N.Y., to Clearwater, Fla.

If the plant shuts down about 200 people would lose their jobs. The union is planning several more protests during the 60-day bargaining period.

"We're going to fight, we're going to fight to try and save our jobs. We're going to give them every possible thing that we can, to give them -- to try and save our jobs -- every reason why we should keep them in Fort Edward," protestor Kim Little explained.

The next protest is scheduled for Oct. 18 at the GE Plant in Fort Edward.

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