Informational meetings scheduled for former GE Transportation workers


Two informational meetings have been scheduled for laid-off union workers at GE Transportation to learn more about their benefits under Trade Adjustment Assistance.

Local 506 of the United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America at GE Transportation learned last week that the Labor Department had granted its petition for TAA status. That means laid-off workers will be eligible for extended unemployment pay, health care, money for retraining and relocation benefits.

Affected workers will be able to learn more about those benefits at meetings scheduled for 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 20 at the UE 506 building at 3923 Main St., Lawrence Park.

Scott Duke, president of the local union, said he’s heard from a lot of employees who are facing the end of their unemployment benefits.