The easiest way to get rid of the union would be shut Schenectady down. Work is slow. It don't make sense to have multiple gas turbine plants. It will all be consolidated in Greenville, SC
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It's amazing how sad people get when you are critical of a parasitic union. The union is why your jobs are leaving. There is no union protection in a global economy. Unless all countries and locations agree to be bound by parasitic unions. This is not that hard to understand.
You are forgetting the Bangor plant....they are 90% steam, where as Greenville is gas. I worked in Bangor for 11 years. We brought up gas work from Greenville. Most of the Alstom sites were shuttered. Chattanooga being one, which was stupid for ge to do. Schenectady will always be owned by ge, even if it does not preform work, the environmental clean up costs would make the plant to expensive to sell.
Maybe the Union will help us compete with China. The Union should move to China. Let us know how that works out for ya.
I seriously doubt much will happen until the split takes effect. It's obvious that an agreement has been made that there is no possible way of creating a collective rescue for GE. We will all be sent off on our own individual life rafts/escape pods. Power either survives on its own or goes down on its own. Schenectady will not be shutdown entirely. I predict it'll become focused on mundane tasks that keep the plant open and people employed, but it won't be a keystone like it once was. The better paying positions will find themselves being downgraded one by one. Most employees will scare themselves into accepting this and go along. Kind of like Covid did.
The bulk of the GE’s steam business comes from Alstom. So, in GE's world, sell the division of power generating most of your steam business? Lol. Maybe true, as GE is well known for not applying logic to their decisions. Maybe the Union can help GE become more cost competitive. Another laugh...
The autoclave is what’s unique to Schenectady, and with all the environmental issues of putting in a new one anyplace else, it’s unlikely that They would close completely. Stranger things have happened though, and if it makes sense to do something, it’s almost guaranteed that GE won’t do it….
The Alstom plants have been looked at since they were acquired however some of those plants are part of the steam business and the company is looking to sell steam. The Schenectady plant is part of the gas turbine supply chain the turbines are for combined cycle and not part of the steam business.
The steam turbine plant in Schenectady will close completely. Not move to Greenville. GE is currently studying the feasibility of using the Alstom plant in Europe for all steam turbine needs. However, the Schenectady generator scope will be moving to Greenville by 2023. No parasitic unions adding unnecessary cost in Greenville.
Greenville in no way has the necessary equipment for steam turbine work and moving the equipment would be cost prohibitive. You really have no idea what is involved in steam turbine manufacturing the two product lines are vastly different. Moving the generator product line would also be impossible. Now moving Bangor to Schenectady would be possible but I doubt it would ever happen. And with the split up of the company Aviation currently does aeroderivative gas turbines used for power generation that may end up in Greenville time will tell.
Yes, but Greenville can accommodate steam turbines. It has everything necessary to do it. In the past 10 years, Greenville has brought in lots of new products:. Accessory bases, wind turbines, aviation, spares, and repair work. I'm sure it wouldn't be much to move some equipment there.
Doesn't make much since to have these 2 huge plants, with so much overhead and cost...when it can all be consolidated into one
Add to that, work in Building 66 is making blades for Greenville, that cant not yet be made anywhere else. They just started a 8-10 million dollar investment in building 66. They are going to be hiring hourly and salary like crazy over there in a cple months. So as slow as it may be in 273 right now and into the new year, the workforce and the operations as a whole, are not going anywhere unless they are fired or quit. As far as the Union local 301 goes, when the hammer falls, it will take care of itself, its just a matter of when, not if. They have good reason to be getting nervous and on edge, even they who are guilty now know whats coming, and yet they wont admit it when questioned.
Schenectady is a steam turbine and generator plant you obviously have no idea what you are talking about.