Saturday, May 04, 2002

Tristate Summary


GEAE workers see finished product

        Employees at GE Aircraft Engines got a close look Friday at trailer-mounted power generators carrying LM2500 aeroderivative turbines made at the Evendale plant.

        The equipment, rented by GE Power Systems, was en route to a New England utility, which will use the units for supplemental power, officials said.

        A spokesman said while the turbines are produced in Evendale, employees typically don't see their final configuration mounted on truck trailers.

Chiquita part of ethical trade group

        Chiquita Brands International Inc. said Friday it had been accepted into the Ethical Trading Initiative. The Britain-based initiative is an alliance of companies to promote ethical trade practices.                In the past several years, Chiquita has certified its farms under the Rainforest Alliance's Better Banana Project, reached an agreement on worker rights with labor unions in Latin America and issued its own corporate responsibility report.

Union to rally at Cincinnati Bell

        Members of the Communications Workers of America, whose contract with Cincinnati Bell expires at midnight next Saturday, will hold a rally at noon Monday outside the firm's downtown offices. The union opposes a company proposal for employees to pay more for health care.

        — From staff reports

       



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