State Sen. Sean Wiley has weighed in on the pending job losses at GE Transportation in Erie.
Wiley, of Millcreek, D-49th Dist., released the following statement after learning that GE Transportation has given union leaders the required advanced notice of planned layoffs:
“I am still truly disappointed that union members and GE management were unable to come to a mutually beneficial agreement that would prevent such a large loss of jobs in our community.
“There is no doubt that a layoff of this magnitude will have a negative economic impact. We must now move forward and do whatever we can to minimize that impact to the hundreds of families and the entire Erie region.
“There is a need for a strong, skilled workforce here in Erie County, and I am going to work with my colleagues to identify employment opportunities as well as federal and state resources available for those impacted by these layoffs.
“It is my hope that GE Transportation and its employees will continue to be a strong partner in this community.”
– John Guerriero