General Electric

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General Electric Company
General Electric logo.svg
General Electric Company's logo
Type Public
Industry Conglomerate
Country United States
Multinational Yes
Official website
Twitter (@GeneralElectric)
COVID-19 webpage
English Wikipedia article

General Electric Company (GE) is an international conglomerate based in the United States.

COVID-19 response



  • Complicated: Providing additional 14 days of paid sick leave for employees diagnosed with COVID-19, with a presumed COVID-19 diagnosis from a doctor, or with prolonged exposure to a COVID-19 positive person.[1]
  • Disappointing: Announced it is laying off 10% of the company's aviation workforce because of the rapid decline in air travel.[2]
  • Encouraging: Hired additional cleaners for plants and increased cleaning budgets.[2]
  • Disappointing 31 March 2020 (WHO.svg+20 dayssrc): Employees organized protests asking the company for safety measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.[2]
  • 08 April 2020 (28 days since WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic):
    • Disappointing: Employees organized protests demanding the company create safer working conditions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1]
    • Disappointing: Union leaders at the company's Schenectady plant held a rally calling for the company to use the facilities and workers it has idled to make ventilators for COVID-19 patients.[3]

News articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 "GE Workers in Mass. Protest, Demand Safety Measures Amid Coronavirus Pandemic". NBC Boston. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Workers Protest for Safe Working Conditions at GE Aviation Plant". NBC Boston. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  3. "Union rally urges GE to expand ventilator production to help fight virus | The Daily Gazette". Retrieved 2020-04-09.