1,700 locomotive workers strike at Pennsylvania factory

1,700 locomotive workers strike at Pennsylvania factory
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General Electric completed the spinoff off its century-old railroad division on Monday. The Erie, Pennsylvania, locomotive factory is facing its first open-ended strike since 1969-1970.

General Electric just spun off its century-old railroad division to Wabtec. Factory workers immediately went on strike to protest the new owner’s push for mandatory overtime and pay cuts for new hires.

About 1,700 union workers at Wabtec’s newly acquired locomotive factory in Erie, Pennsylvania, walked off the job on Tuesday morning. Workers at that factory haven’t organized an open-ended strike since the 1969-1970 GE-wide strike that