Deadline looms for GE, union deal

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A midnight deadline is looming for General Electric Co. and union workers to come up with a compromise on transferring work out of Erie.

The company announced 60 days ago that about 180 jobs are slated to be lost at the Erie plant as the work transfers elsewhere.

The union contract gives both sides 60 days to negotiate to save jobs following a company announcement.

The company has put out the latest offer over the weekend.

In a prepared release, the company said that offer includes one year of job preservation, $114 million in investments to the plant, retirement plans and 70 percent of the North American Evolution Series locomotives to be made in Erie. 

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