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GE Transportation layoffs to begin Friday in Erie

November 20, 2013
Associated Press

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A union official says job cuts will begin Friday at General Electric's century-old Erie locomotive plant.

GE Transportation announced plans in April to eliminate 950 union jobs at the plant, and 500 of those cuts are expected by year's end. About 50 of those jobs will be eliminated by not replacing retiring workers, while the other 450 workers will be laid off.

Scott Duke, president of the workers' union, tells the Erie Times-News ( the first 21 layoffs are expected Friday. The rest of the jobs should be cut by Dec. 27. Duke leads Local 506 of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America.

It was not immediately clear when the other jobs might be cut.


Information from: Erie Times-News,



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