Sanders Statement on Globalfoundries and IBM

BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 20 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after Globalfoundries announced that it will acquire IBM’s facilities in Essex Junction:

“Amid all of the rumors and speculation of the last few months, this has been a very difficult period for the highly-skilled and dedicated employees at the Vermont IBM facility.  Now, with the purchase of the plant by Globalfoundries, a new era is beginning.  We all hope that this new relationship will bring economic security for the employees and for the entire community.  I look forward to working with the employees, Governor Shumlin and the new ownership to make this new relationship a success.”