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Rising Inequality: Profile of a Local 201 Family

How an American Family Raised on GE Wages Copes With Income Inequality

by Jessica Goodheart for Capital and Main


Our history with GE clearly shows wage concessions have not protected jobs or made us more competitive. Concessions pay for GE to build plants overseas and destabilize the U.S. industrial base, while they close and shrink plants around the country.

Check out this profile of a 5th generation 201 Family in the context of rising inequality, outsourcing, and deindustrialization:

Many thanks to the McCaul/Desisto Family for sharing their story. 

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