Local 506 of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America is planning a series of rallies Friday outside the east gate of GE Transportation.
Organizers say the rallies are designed to send a message to GE Transportation, which announced on April 9 a plan to eliminate 950 union and 100 management jobs at its Lawrence Park plant.
The rallies, which will be staged at GE Transportation’s east gate at Water and Main streets in Lawrence Park, will be held at 7 a.m., 1:30 and 3 p.m.
The union and the company are more than halfway through a bargaining process that the union hopes will reduce the number of layoffs being planned.
The union says it plans Friday to deliver a petition with thousands of signatures to GE Transportation headquarters in Chicago and General Electric Co. headquarters in Connecticut.