ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of workers at General Electric Aviation rallied outside the plant on Monday in an effort to save their jobs.
The plant recently announced it will close in the fall of 2010, leaving 400 employees without jobs.
The rally was attended by both current and retired workers who believe the plant can be saved. Many held signs that read "Save Our Shop" and "Fighting For Albuquerque's Future."
Officials have said they had no choice but to shut down the plant because the company is experiencing a volume decline for equipment made in Albuquerque's south valley.
The plant manufactures equipment for jet engines. It has been in operation since the late 1960s.