Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:12 AM
Populist_Prole (3,871 posts)
GE hiring for new locomotive plant in Tx, says will not replace the one in Erie Pa.....cough cough
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Another once was bright star for US manufacturing thinks the only way to stay in the US is to pay less. Yeah, really good for the economy: Pay new employees less while shitcanning others entirely; ought to make great "consumers". Of course, GE says the plant is not meant to replace the one in Erie Pennsylvania, but of course we've heard all that before from cheap labor searching corporations.
Mark the date and watch what happens a few years down the road.
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Response to Populist_Prole (Original post)
Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:27 AM
pinto (104,797 posts)
1. Seems a mixed bag -
In all, the GE facility could employ 875 by 2016 - with most employees at the factory earning from $18 to $23.50 per hour. Those are competitive wages in the Texas market, a GE official said, although according to a union official the rate is about $10 an hour less than what's being paid for the same work at GE's locomotive plant in Pennsylvania.
Even so, the jobs rank with other higher-paying manufacturing jobs in the area. For example, in September 2011, union workers at General Motors nationwide -- including GM's Arlington plant -- approved a new four-year contract providing profit-sharing rather than raises for many employees. At the time, entry-level GM workers were receiving a base wage of $15.78, about half what longtime workers were paid. The new contract raised the base pay by 22 percent.
Response to pinto (Reply #1)
Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:46 AM
elleng (49,549 posts)
3. Yes, it is,
and we're fools if we don't acknowledge that the cost of labor, internationally, is a major factor in employment of all sorts. Good for Texas, and the workers there.