- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - GE Transportation says the company plans to transfer up to 190 jobs from northwestern Pennsylvania to other locations.

The Erie Times-News reports (http://bit.ly/1TEhsbX ) Thursday’s announcement comes after the company recently completed a layoff that affected about 1,500 Erie workers. That move cut its Erie workforce to about 3,000.

The company says the transfer would shift jobs to other Erie-area companies and to other GE Transportation facilities.

Company officials say they invite union leaders to work with them to reach solutions that can help the Erie site “remain competitive.” Richard Simpson, the company’s vice president of the global supply chain, says they realize change is difficult and hope to reach an agreement with union leaders.

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Information from: Erie Times-News, http://www.goerie.com

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