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GE transferring jobs from Erie to Texas

June 26, 2013 - Ben Klein
Jim Martin reports this morning that GE Transportation has confirmed it will move work from the GE plant in Erie to a new facility in Forth Worth, Texas.

GoErie previously reported the company expects to cut 950 jobs after failing to come to an agreement last Saturday.

"The company and the union negotiated for more than two months over proposals that would have reduced the company's plans to lay off 950 union workers in Erie. Those talks ended at midnight Saturday without an agreement," Martin said.

GE Chief Executive Lorenzo Simonelli reportedly said in an email, ""We have considered the subjects discussed during bargaining, and looked closely at what is best for our long term competitive position. We have decided to move forward with our proposed transfer of locomotive and OHV production to GE's Manufacturing Solutions facility in Fort Worth, Texas and take corresponding job actions in Erie, beginning in October."

Read the full blog post here.


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