Governor Tom Corbett

Erie, PA

#49 Apr 9, 2013
Sorry, Is Erie in Pennsylvania?
GrEed Works

Aubrey, TX

#50 Apr 9, 2013
Leonard Paduzka wrote:
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Simonelli is my hero. I hope the GE Union fools starve to death. This is the happiest day in my life. I hate unions.
Leonard, you're just a troll. You don't know why you believe the way you do, you're just told to, so you follow along. Why don't you move on?

Thousands will lose their job in Erie. Thousands of American families will be impacted in the name of greed. This isn't a Union issue... Erie's loco facility has been cranking out quality locomotives for 100 years, union or not, and now this is how they're repaid.

Texas isn't sitting much better. The wages are hardly "competitive", Peterbuilt pays 10 more per hour for less responsibility and a better work environment, Frito Lay is 6 more per hour to bag chips. The workforce currently at GE is still in the honeymoon phase... it's all "We can do it, lets prove those Erie workers wrong!"... 6 months from now they'll be looking for new jobs, I'm already hearing it. The turnover rate will be insane.

I truly am sorry for the losses of jobs in Erie, and I hope you guys land on your feet. I hope the GE takes care of us TX employees, but realistically I think that's unlikely.
Cong Mike Kelly

Erie, PA

#51 Apr 9, 2013
Is Erie in my district or Glen Thompson's?
Cong Glen Thompson

Erie, PA

#52 Apr 9, 2013
Where is Erie?
Lol

Erie, PA

#54 Apr 9, 2013
This happen been a matter of if this would happen. But when, and now it is started. But according to Corbett everything is great unemployment is up lol. Well has our great mayor or Grossman said anything about this by chance?
LocoWkrWife

United States

#55 Apr 9, 2013
GrEed Works wrote:
<quoted text>
Leonard, you're just a troll. You don't know why you believe the way you do, you're just told to, so you follow along. Why don't you move on?
Thousands will lose their job in Erie. Thousands of American families will be impacted in the name of greed. This isn't a Union issue... Erie's loco facility has been cranking out quality locomotives for 100 years, union or not, and now this is how they're repaid.
Texas isn't sitting much better. The wages are hardly "competitive", Peterbuilt pays 10 more per hour for less responsibility and a better work environment, Frito Lay is 6 more per hour to bag chips. The workforce currently at GE is still in the honeymoon phase... it's all "We can do it, lets prove those Erie workers wrong!"... 6 months from now they'll be looking for new jobs, I'm already hearing it. The turnover rate will be insane.
I truly am sorry for the losses of jobs in Erie, and I hope you guys land on your feet. I hope the GE takes care of us TX employees, but realistically I think that's unlike ly.
GrEed Works - I hear you but are working conditons really better at these place? All the pics we show expensive shiny floors and new uniforms!
led

Erie, PA

#56 Apr 9, 2013
Tx Welder wrote:
Hate to hear so many layoffs, but after reading some of the hate for the Texas plant can't say I blame them. We might make a lower wage but with the cheap health care, Lower cost of living and thousands in personal equipment I ain't complaining. Not to mention the tuition reimbursement and countless other benefits including 8 weeks of college courses we got when hired. Shoot We all got tickets to NASCAR for our families. Say what you want about our nonunion plant but we as a group of outspoken hard working texans/and a hand full of mexicans will get more done together then any union officials at zero cost to ourselves. Hows that for wealth management.
Eat s. T and die a. E. Fill in the blanks
Barry Grossboy

Mansfield, OH

#57 Apr 9, 2013
GrEed Works wrote:
<quoted text>
Leonard, you're just a troll. You don't know why you believe the way you do, you're just told to, so you follow along. Why don't you move on?
Thousands will lose their job in Erie. Thousands of American families will be impacted in the name of greed. This isn't a Union issue... Erie's loco facility has been cranking out quality locomotives for 100 years, union or not, and now this is how they're repaid.
Texas isn't sitting much better. The wages are hardly "competitive", Peterbuilt pays 10 more per hour for less responsibility and a better work environment, Frito Lay is 6 more per hour to bag chips. The workforce currently at GE is still in the honeymoon phase... it's all "We can do it, lets prove those Erie workers wrong!"... 6 months from now they'll be looking for new jobs, I'm already hearing it. The turnover rate will be insane.
I truly am sorry for the losses of jobs in Erie, and I hope you guys land on your feet. I hope the GE takes care of us TX employees, but realistically I think that's unlikely.
Thank you for those kind words, but not deserved. Mr. Paduka has a mean streak, just like me. I believe that the Erie works should have been closed years ago. Finally management has another facility to gradually place its work. I am surprised it took them so long to move forward and leave the non-productive labor (ahem) behind. The union wrecked the future of GE and Erie long ago.
LeeeeeeeeRoy

Greenwich, OH

#59 Apr 10, 2013
How many of the 900 voted for obama. GEs savings will pay for another obama vacation. Sit home and eat cat food erieites
oh my

Struthers, OH

#60 Apr 10, 2013
Leonard Paduzka wrote:
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Get your head out of your azz you bleeding heart Erieturd. Erie, PA, GE Employees, and the entire UE Union is getting what they deserve. Only a fool wouldn't have seen the writing on the wall with that new Texas plant. The Great Free State of Texas is a right-to-work and business friendly state. God Bless Texas. That Kommie moron living in the White House could learn a thing or two from the Free State of Texas. I hope you union tools starve and end up on the street. You deserve it for screwing the GE all of these years. i hate unions. They're nothing but commie front groups that protect dead wood loser workers. On closing...make sure you re-elect all of those Democratic thieves you love to put into office. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Oh Denocrats will continue to be elected. you can bank on that. I truly hope that YOU live in Texass , youd fit right in .... You lost get over it .
Nice Try

North East, PA

#61 Apr 10, 2013
So does this mean the unions finally won? The union utopia is a society where everyone works at walmart.
grock

Pittsburgh, PA

#62 Apr 10, 2013
attention506 lets give these union haters somthing to bitch about
Boycott roar on the shore.
Roh roh

Butler, PA

#63 Apr 10, 2013
grock wrote:
attention506 lets give these union haters somthing to bitch about
Boycott roar on the shore.
Really?? How about you get back to work on those choo choos.
grock

Pittsburgh, PA

#64 Apr 10, 2013
work on choi choos instead of riding my mortercycle that weekend
exactly right
you republican dudes win another round
we surrender
snag

Erie, PA

#65 Apr 10, 2013
Obama's EPA is killing coal production = lack of orders for locos = you lose your jobs = Pennsylvania loses good job and tax monies = Thanks Obama for a stimulus in Texas = Eire takes it in the ear!
thanks to all the Dem's who voted in Obama and his cronies / EPA!!
Barry Grossboy

Mansfield, OH

#66 Apr 10, 2013
snag wrote:
Obama's EPA is killing coal production = lack of orders for locos = you lose your jobs = Pennsylvania loses good job and tax monies = Thanks Obama for a stimulus in Texas = Eire takes it in the ear!
thanks to all the Dem's who voted in Obama and his cronies / EPA!!
You are very welcome you goofy "snag" boy. Remember, please vote for me this coming primary. Barry = Greatness = 4 more years. I'll try to get GE out of here quicker. The more I talk to them the faster they will go. Thank you.
Wilt

Erie, PA

#67 Apr 10, 2013
Unions are no good anymore, they ruin everything
SuckitPA

Grove City, PA

#68 Apr 10, 2013
Them Taco Bell wages don't sound to dang bad anymore huh??
Pirate BOB

Grove City, PA

#69 Apr 10, 2013
Grrrr quite yer belly aching ye lil bitches or pirate bob have ya walking tha plank
COOL DADDY

United States

#70 Apr 10, 2013
Pirate BOB wrote:
Grrrr quite yer belly aching ye lil bitches or pirate bob have ya walking tha plank
With that being said, I got something to say.......... I'm down with all These wheels in texas right on by gawd!!!

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