Thread regarding GE Power layoffs

Is a permanent reduction in the works for power?

From the newer pay scale/job code that was implemented at the local supplement level for Schenectady. All those years of T rates fighting to get supplement open to raise t rates pay. The union opened it right up for the company to destroy the years of legendary union work. To this a replication of the battery plant pay scale. ????

Then comes along this pandemic that GE will surely use this as an excuse to permanently cut jobs in every unit. What do you think?

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Go look at the local area around Schenectady, NY. Look at what $200K-$300K can get you house wise. Then look at what you will spend on taxes and what the schools are like in those areas. Then look at how far away you have to live just to have anything decent that is affordable with doable taxes. Combine all of that with the lousy weather we have and the politics being controlled by expanding freeloaders. Now go look down south and see what the same $200K-$300K can get you and compare everything else. GE has the same reasons to move down south as any commonsense person working for GE does. If you can have a better house built for you much cheaper down south, then you can have a factory built for you much cheaper as well. The people down south are becoming less stupid by the day because more and more of the smart people up north are leaving to go down south! Who do you think is being left behind in NY??? The pool for GE to hire from is becoming more stupid by the day!!

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Post ID: @dlwm+14WW32Jn

GE is trying to get away from unions, pension and low productivity locations. Covid-19 is going to give them the excuse to shutdown or greatly reduce work at those locations. When we start to come back in couple years shops will be non-union in the south or overseas. They will brag about the growth while older locations will have faded away. It is a shame but it will happen to many companies over next few years. Employees not willing to move to different areas of the country will be hardest hit.

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Post ID: @9bik+14WW32Jn

GE will use any excuse available to slowly whittle down Schenectady manufacturing.....and thank god for that as the whole site is a dump. Any of you that are left are simply to incompetent to find real employment elsewhere. It was bad when I Left in 2017...I can only imagine what it’s like now. Lazy, unskilled union + incompetent management = GE Power in 2020.

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Post ID: @3apn+14WW32Jn

T rates are a bunch of babies!
They think GE owes them something!
If they don’t like it they can quit!
Well once all the T rates are gone the d rates start to fall! No more $30-$40hr! It will be what you can find on the streets in these hard times. T rates will thrive going back to making $10-$15 an hour because that is what most of us made before GE but not all. Then there are the ones who made $20 hr before GE. Those came to GE under the false GE pipe dream genes the Great American legacy. Well the legacy is all washed up it was a matter of time but this pandemic brought GE to the breaking point sooner.

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Post ID: @1foe+14WW32Jn

Years ago the d rates battled to protect their hourly pay by making others accept what they felt was unacceptable for themselves. Congratulations!! History shows that you won that battle and saved your pay while sacrificing the upcoming workforce that time would make you dependent on. Now it's looking like in the end you will have lost the war. Don't expect T rates to do anything in favor of you. We don't have anything to lose like you. We are better prepared to pack up and go. So many other people have their own pain to deal with, don't expect any of them to care about yours when the time comes.

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