The first wave of the GE job cuts announced in April is expected to unfold on Monday. Workers have know since April 9th, that GE Transportation officials planned to transfer the work of up to 950 union and 100 salaried employees to the Fort Worth, Texas plant.
Decision bargaining failed to find a solution to keep the jobs here. In September, GE issued a WARN notice that the first round of layoffs could impact up to 500 workers.
Since that time, a bumping process has been underway to figure out which workers go, and how many early retirements might offset the job losses.
Workers who get a so called "pink slip" on Monday, will have one week before the layoff takes effect.
GE is offering a schedule of dates for outplacement services, and a job fair is scheduled at the plant on Tuesday, to help those affected get back in the workforce.