GE Transportation plans to end most locomotive production at its century-old plant in northwestern Pennsylvania, eliminating about 575 jobs.
GoErie.com reports the work is being transferred by the end of 2018 to Fort Worth, Texas, where workers aren't union members.
The Lawrence Park Township plant, just outside Erie, currently employs more than 2,5f00 workers. Locomotive prototypes will still be produced there.
Richard Simpson, a GE Transportation executive, says the company has to put work at its most competitive location, which doesn't include Erie.