Your comments on GE closing locomotive division in Erie

The news out of GE today is sending shockwaves throughout the community.  Several people are taking to our facebook page to express their shock and reaction.  

Becky Pintea writes, "Another nail in the Erie coffin!  When is this city and state going to realize that Erie cannot survive on tourist and service industry jobs????"

Michelle Jeffery says, "Everyone knew GE was leaving.  Common sense!  But, the hope was still there and now gone.  We have [too] many challenges in this city to overcome if you don't get shot first..."

Jim Disanti commented, "As a community, we had better start to make changes and implement new order within our elected officials.  Get pro-active and elect people who have the guts to make the changes instead of electing the status quo!"

There are those who are angry about the announcement, like James Taylor, who said, "So much for loyalty to the community like they said.  I knew when they got the new contract, they were going to desert Erie.  Traitors!!!"  David Leo Pfister shared those sentiments, "That's hurting the economy.  Shame on the brass from GE!!!"

Others expressed future concerns, like Bill Nietupski, who shared, "They won't keep Fort Worth open.  [They will] close in 5 years.  All going overseas."

While some spoke of the past, like Joan Schwerthofer, "We have seen this coming for years!  Should not be a surprise".

Still, others expressed more sympathy, "This is incredibly said," said Carey Smith Barzeski, "positive thoughts to all of the families impacted."  And, Annie Piotrowicz, who said, "Very sad news. But the writing was on the wall." 


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