Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a statement following the announcement of GE layoffs in Erie.
“GE’s decision to move jobs to Texas is an insult to the workers and the people of Northwestern Pennsylvania. What has undergirded GE’s progress with their quality locomotives over many years is the dedication and skill of workers in Northwestern Pennsylvania. The success that these workers have helped to achieve on behalf of GE should not be rewarded with a pink slip. These job losses represent a devastating blow to the employees and their families, and it is vital that these workers have the resources necessary to find good paying jobs in the future. I will 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 more jobs being shipped to Texas.”