Wabtec, workers reach 90-day agreement to continue negotiations, locomotive production in Erie

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WABTEC
LAWRENCE PARK, Pa. — Locomotive laborers will soon be back to work under a 90-day agreement reached late Wednesday between Wabtec Freight and members of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America Locals 506 and 618.

The Erie Times-News reports that the deal is only for 90 days to allow locomotive work to progress at the former GE Transportation plant while labor leaders and company officials continue negotiations on a long-term contract.

Wages have been a point of contention between the two sides, with Wabtec proposing lower wages for returning workers or new-hires. Union leaders say that the rates should remain close to current worker's $35 per hour wages.

Workers have been on strike since Feb. 26, the day after Wabtec officially merged with GE Transportation.

Picketing ended immediately Wednesday night into Thursday with all workers expected back on the job Monday, March 11.

More information is available online.
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