general electric http://michiganradio.org en GE shareholders meeting met by protests http://michiganradio.org/post/ge-shareholders-meeting-met-protests <p>General Electric shareholders convened for their annual meeting at Detroit&rsquo;s Renaissance Center Wednesday.</p><p>They were met by protesters who say GE and other big companies are not shouldering their fair share of the tax burden.</p><p>Thousands of people, calling themselves part of the &ldquo;99% coalition,&rdquo; shouted for GE to pay its &ldquo;fair share.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:32:16 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 7207 at http://michiganradio.org GE shareholders meeting met by protests Groups protest outside GE shareholder meeting in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/groups-protest-outside-ge-shareholder-meeting-detroit <p>DETROIT (AP) - About two dozen people chanting &quot;pay your fair share&quot; were escorted from the General Electric Co. shareholder meeting in Detroit&#39;s Renaissance Center as more than 1,000 others picketed outside the downtown building.</p><p>Organizers said Wednesday morning&#39;s protest was part of the &quot;99 percent&quot; movement and a call for GE and others in corporate America to pay a fair share in taxes.</p><p>The crowd later marched onto nearby Jefferson Avenue, where traffic was temporarily blocked. Detroit police, including some on horseback, monitored the demonstration. No arrests were reported.</p><p>GE spokesman Gary Sheffer has said GE&#39;s 2011 U.S. income tax rate of 25 percent has been paid. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 18:09:45 +0000 The Associated Press 7199 at http://michiganradio.org Groups protest outside GE shareholder meeting in Detroit General Electric hopes to hire 1,100 technology workers by 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/general-electric-hopes-hire-1100-technology-workers-2013 <p>General Electric hopes to bring 1,100 jobs to a Michigan technology center by 2013. The 2 year old center is located outside of Detroit.&nbsp; GE is developing new software and other technology.</p><p>Deia Campanelli is with GE&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.ge.com/careers/advanced_manufacturing_and_software_technology_center.html">Advanced Manufacturing and Software Technology Center</a>. &nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>&quot;Michigan has an exceptional number of talented experienced professionals, and the state has some strong advanced manufacturing capabilities and information technologists that are really just on the forefront of where industry is headed. So it makes putting jobs in Michigan a really easy decision.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>Campanelli says the center has hired 660 workers to date. 90% of those hires are from Michigan.</p><p><em>-Traci Currie, Michigan Radio Newsroom</em></p><p> Tue, 09 Aug 2011 17:09:47 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 3669 at http://michiganradio.org General Electric hopes to hire 1,100 technology workers by 2013