Louisville GE workers vote on new contract; results to be released Wed.

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by Anna Prendergast

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 11:44 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 29 at 12:02 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)-  Around 2000 General Electric workers in Louisville voted Tuesday on a new four year contract. The polls at the Union Hall off Poplar Level Road closed at 6 p.m. Tuesday. 

Union President Jerry Carney says he could not release the results until all of the Unions were done voting.  Unions in Kentucky and California are still in the process of voting.  Carney says the results will be announced Wednesday night.

Carney did say 91 percent of GE workers in Louisville turned out for the vote. Carney also says that he believes the contract will pass nationwide.
           
The new contract offers workers a wage increase of 13 to 16 percent over four years, extra vacation days and a $5000 cash bonus.  Healthcare would be raised by 2.5 percent in the new contract.
 

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