GE to shift work, jobs to Fort Worth locomotive plant from Pennsylvania

Apr 9, 2013 Full story: Star-Telegram.com 47

General Electric plans to shift more work and jobs from its century-old locomotive plant in Pennsylvania to a new plant in far north Fort Worth, a top executive said Tuesday.

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led

Erie, PA

#45 Oct 24, 2013
No one knows what will lead to the very end of ge in Erie. But when it happens all you union haters will loose your low pay jobs as other employer's raise there head and decide let's pick up what ge is throwing away and have the finest work force available. After all do you ever stop to think maybe we are tired of the farm out that comes back wrong because none of you care the way you say you do about really doing your job.
shareholder74

Coeur D Alene, ID

#46 Jan 20, 2014
Should GE continue to be making dinosaur products like locomotives? Even if the sales of these are fairly good should they still be putting their efforts and resources into big-metal products like this.
Casey Jones

Chicago, IL

#47 Jan 20, 2014
shareholder74 wrote:
Should GE continue to be making dinosaur products like locomotives? Even if the sales of these are fairly good should they still be putting their efforts and resources into big-metal products like this.
railroads are far more enviromentally - economically stimulating than over the road ehiccles.
Big oil has sunk big money to keep Americas rail system from being modernized, which would stimulate the economy and proide millions of family sustaining jobs.
Former GE Employee

Erie, PA

#48 Jan 20, 2014
led wrote:
No one knows what will lead to the very end of ge in Erie. But when it happens all you union haters will loose your low pay jobs as other employer's raise there head and decide let's pick up what ge is throwing away and have the finest work force available. After all do you ever stop to think maybe we are tired of the farm out that comes back wrong because none of you care the way you say you do about really doing your job.
You have just posted the best example of what is wrong with the GE Plant in Erie!
1. Finest work force available ? If you really had superior skills& actually worked 80% or more of your scheduled shift , you might be on par for the workers in the real world.
2. Superior skills?...With the exception of journeyman Tool makers , certain certified welders, electricians ...in short REALLY SKILLED WORKERS, the rest of you are general labor & not really performing very well.
3.There would be a demand for the really skilled but that still leaves at least 85% of you out on the streets with no jobs were GE to shut down tomorrow.
4. Most GE workers have a deserved reputation for being anchor workers ...No! not solid performers but those who drag down the performance of the rest of the plant. If you think the majority of you GE people will be in demand in the labor force around Erie, you are in for a rude awakening.
PCollen

Fairfield, CT

#49 Jan 21, 2014
led wrote:
No one knows what will lead to the very end of ge in Erie. But when it happens all you union haters will loose your low pay jobs as other employer's raise there head and decide let's pick up what ge is throwing away and have the finest work force available. After all do you ever stop to think maybe we are tired of the farm out that comes back wrong because none of you care the way you say you do about really doing your job.
So, you're thinking that McDonalds will let their low-paid burger flippers go and hire you for your "superior skills" ?
Kaboom

Erie, PA

#50 Jan 22, 2014
Always entertaining how outsiders assume GE workers have no skills even though they've essentially raped every local business for trade skills employees; I guess that would make GE management even MORE retarded, if they have hired unskilled labor in past few years;

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