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Date: 05/15/18 05:55
Erie GE recalls workers for new builds
Author: randgust

May be temporary, but...

http://www.erienewsnow.com/story/38187614/ge-union-workers-stay-positive-and-keep-working

"Erie GE still making locomotives, in spite of its plan to move 570 jobs south to Texas. Some 200 union workers have been called back, mingling hope with uncertainty."



Date: 05/15/18 06:11
Re: Erie GE recalls workers for new builds
Author: Lackawanna484

"the complexity of export work is something the Fort Worth workers are not prepared to handle yet"

"The Erie contract has a year to run"

This is good news for the 200 guys back at work.



Date: 05/15/18 07:28
Re: Erie GE recalls workers for new builds
Author: Waybiller

Good news for Erie. GE not able to execute on a plan, imagine that.



Date: 05/15/18 08:45
Re: Erie GE recalls workers for new builds
Author: CPR_4000

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> "the complexity of export work is something the
> Fort Worth workers are not prepared to handle yet"

Must be a lot more difficult to squeeze all that stuff into the smaller export "envelope".



Date: 05/15/18 08:49
Re: Erie GE recalls workers for new builds
Author: SteveThorpe

""Sing along: "GE we bring good things to living, we bring good things to life"!!
The benevolent "Generous Electric"

Steve



Date: 05/15/18 09:20
Re: Erie GE recalls workers for new builds
Author: EL-SD45-3632

Waybiller Wrote:
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> Good news for Erie. GE not able to execute on a
> plan, imagine that.


How can you have a plan without orders?



Date: 05/15/18 18:24
Re: Erie GE recalls workers for new builds
Author: dreese_us

No different than what EMD/GM went through when all production was moved to London Ontario. London was too small to handle all the work so EMD outsourced assembly.



Date: 05/15/18 18:49
Re: Erie GE recalls workers for new builds
Author: Waybiller

EL-SD45-3632 Wrote:
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> Waybiller Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Good news for Erie. GE not able to execute on
> a
> > plan, imagine that.
>
>
> How can you have a plan without orders?

The plan was to move production to Ft Worth and shut down as much of Erie as possible.



Date: 05/15/18 19:06
Re: Erie GE recalls workers for new builds
Author: Lackawanna484

I binge-watched the first few seasons of the TV show 30 Rock last weekend. One of the premises is Alec Baldwin's character is a Jack Welch devotee, and was spewing "the plan", "six sigma arc", and all the other corporate speak popular in the era.

The Plan was a big deal in those days. Jeff Immelt didn't have much of a plan to pick up the pieces when the plan came crashing down, though.

After Jack Welch took his cash and left...



Date: 05/16/18 05:23
Re: Erie GE recalls workers for new builds
Author: NYSWSD70M

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> I binge-watched the first few seasons of the TV
> show 30 Rock last weekend. One of the premises is
> Alec Baldwin's character is a Jack Welch devotee,
> and was spewing "the plan", "six sigma arc", and
> all the other corporate speak popular in the era.
>
> The Plan was a big deal in those days. Jeff
> Immelt didn't have much of a plan to pick up the
> pieces when the plan came crashing down, though.
>
> After Jack Welch took his cash and left...

Seems like propping up the "plan" was GE Capital financing trips to Lowes with private label credit cars and other shaky investments.  GE Capital's "profitability" gave wings to a lot of nonsense.



Date: 05/16/18 05:32
Re: Erie GE recalls workers for new builds
Author: Lackawanna484

GE also put a lot of money into financing long term care programs. That was a chunk of the most recent write off.

Posted from Android



Date: 05/16/18 06:52
Re: Erie GE recalls workers for new builds
Author: NYSWSD70M

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> GE also put a lot of money into financing long
> term care programs. That was a chunk of the most
> recent write off.
>
> Posted from Android

Yeah and they are not done with that yet!



Date: 05/16/18 08:44
Re: Erie GE recalls workers for new builds
Author: Waybiller

NYSWSD70M Wrote:
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> Lackawanna484 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > GE also put a lot of money into financing long
> > term care programs. That was a chunk of the
> most
> > recent write off.
> >
> > Posted from Android
>
> Yeah and they are not done with that yet!

Wait until they get to GE Digital.



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