Statement of New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento on Siemens Energy
Albany, NY - The lives of hundreds of dedicated employees, their families, and an entire community has been upended by the callous decision of Siemens Energy to dramatically reduce the workforce at its Dresser-Rand facility in Olean.
The fact the company did not even sit down with workers or consult with the union before announcing the elimination of hundreds of jobs is unconscionable and frankly, unacceptable.
Shame on Siemens Energy for turning its back on the very people who have supported them for so many years.
The men and women who built the company deserve better. USW has the full resources of the New York State AFL-CIO in their fight for respect, dignity, and justice.