Washington DC – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a statement following GE’s decision on bonuses for local GE workers. On November 18th, Casey urged GE Transportation CEO Jamie Miller to follow through on awarding the bonuses. Casey’s original letter is attached.
“GE has made the right decision by agreeing to pay all of its workers the bonuses they earned. I called on GE to pay these bonuses this November because the workers in Northwestern Pennsylvania, who have made GE a successful company over the years, have earned them. GE made $934 million in profit through the first three quarters of this year. There should never have been a question about paying hardworking employees a couple of thousand dollars each in earned bonuses. In the new year I’ll continue to press GE to commit to returning work to its Erie facility when orders increase. An increase in orders should result in the rehiring of workers in Erie instead of jobs being shipped to Texas.”