So, As an old vet that once worked all the way threw MK to boise locomotive and Motivepower. Hows those unions working out for you boys from GE? Make any headway? keep your wages?
Topics regarding layoffs at Wabtec
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Railroad_Strike_of_1877 Fed Up.
Slawson will push and push until GE sells the plant , done . The overpaid spoiled followers are not smart enough to realize Wabtec owes nothing to them , but can offer them their re-employment . Let them work elsewhere for 14 - 18 an hour like many... read more
You can't stay in business with a union. everyone knows this. 90% of the unions plants have been closed in the past 25 years, it's inevitable, no way to compete globally with that mentality
The former GE plant in Erie is under new ownership . In effect , unless prior agreements were made between the purchaser and unions , the union has no authority to dictate to the new owner . " the lunch bucket " is all the worker has invested as the... read more
We at the Erie General electric plant soon to be wabtec are not going to except anything less than what our pay is now and also won't except mandatory overtime or work schedule changes so if wabtec thinks is going to tell us UE506 members what to do... read more
What's your prediction as it relates to the possibility of Wabtec Layoffs in 2019?
What will happen to GE transportation?Will Wabtec downsize?Will they close any plants?
Guys, I'm sorry to say, it is becoming apparent to me that WABTEC is just a corporate takeover machine to increase shareholder earnings and stock value. What does that mean for us? If you get bought by them like we have (Motive Power Boise) they will... read more
As a soon to be wabtec employee and a former GE transportation employee how well does wabtec treat its union people.?What can we exspect wabtec to do when our contract is up in june. 2019 ?UE LOCAL 506 MEMBER ERIE PA.
Ok i know your out there and know what will happen to GE transportation when wabtec takes over.How about some answers.
The layoffs took place in 2016 - I am not sure what's going on as I moved on. In 2016, a small contracting company that Wabtec purchased about 8+ years ago laid off an estimated 40+ across the country within the past month due to "downsizing". Most... read more
This is going to be a short note - I heard there will be layoffs in our corporate office in Wilmerding.
Expecting announcement of redundancies tomorrow. Will update as we find out.
Xorail is based out of Jackonsville, Florida where most of the layoffs took place. Rumors state the reason for the layoffs was due to lack of work from several of their clients, most are in the railroad industry. Other rumors state (which most... read more
Wabtec Corp., a maker of locomotives and other train equipment, said Tuesday it formed a joint venture in China to manufacture rail car couplers, or connectors. The joint venture already received its first order, a $7 million contract to provide... read more
That's what "the Company said." In actuality they laid off more than 170 in Tennessee and are preparing to lay off 160 in Idaho this month. Future orders are nearly non-existent.
nah, do not spread fear - all is fine here: Growth in 2009 is expected to be flat to slightly down, as gains from recent acquisitions and a good transit market are offset by a headwinds in currency exchange rates, the current economy and a decline in... read more