Lay off Katie Farmer, she can work train service out of Hobart and patch tie down trains from here to Barstow and Needles.
How come we have to work 6 days a week?
Why in Sam heck does we have to work 6 day a week in a row, and don't get 48 hours off and this railroad gets a ways with HOS violations. That is why this union, doesn't get support when it comes to it.
The disaster that is the Mechanical Dept.
Starting Apr 3 machinists and electricians at large shops will be forced to work a 6th day. Looks like FIO is coming home to roost with over 500 units out of service. All technical training for mechanical craft employees put on hold for the... — read more
Layoffs in Houston
Layoffs are beginning in Houston.
Leaked audio telling Carmen not to bad order cars
Article on the Railway Age dot com.
Katie Farmer has been voted railroader of the year. How does it feel knowing that they see us as little more than filthy peasants? Let's review the facts, shall we? She can work from home. Empowered and diverse. Probably gets unlimited sick... — read more
Dec 9th sick out
Read over on UP rr pages they are planning a Dec 9th sick out for days. I plan on a long weekend off duty then a weeks vacation.
Bernie talking about getting those 7 sick days into the contract forced on us. The railroads will regin down he77 on attendance policies in retribution no doubt, making it impossible to take any days off by the 7 forced on them
Please help me understand the 22% vs 24%
We can’t figure out why they initially said 24 percent raise and now its 22 and also 13.5 percent vs 14.1 that was promised. Am I missing something here??
UP changes te&y attendance policy
https://employees.www.uprr.com/e/news/uponline/221003-You-Said-We-Did-Attendance-Together-Employee.htm UP changes te&y attendance policy . Not sure if UP will let you click on this link.
The changes you'd like to see here
There are still some optimists here. I wish I had at least a little optimism left, but I don't. What changes would you like to see that you think are realistic to happen?
I read that 700 BNSF train crew people quit because of hi viz attendance policy. Is that true ?
It's a no vote for me on the proposed contract. I support the train crews who need a better working schedule.
It's simple, all you got to do is VOTE
If you like the agreement, vote for it. Or if you dislike, maybe want to include a little bit add ons, vote to reject. How hard is it. So sad to see union trash talking and individuals moans about bent over shafted.
That's railroad life
Those of you who are surprised that everything here is not ideal, that you are not valued enough, I really don't know what you expected when you applied for a job here!? Those who have been in this industry for a long time know that all railroad... — read more
Sorry, but you are screeeweeddd
Congrats, Just by reading this and your poorly decisions upon voting, hoping for the better news or what you want for yourself, you are a number among the barcode of that company owns you, doing what they want you to, you have lost your... — read more
Ibew sell out
I can wait till 2023
Hi Viz is the Standard
Now for all Class 1's. Once this tu-d contract gets ratified all the other RR's are going to debut their own version
BNSF 14 % boost in profits
BNSF boasting about 14 percent boost in recent profits..... GREEDY!!
Pay and Policy
BS ‘policy’ for exempts and probably union: “You received an exceeds/far exceeds (insert random timeframe ago) so we aren’t allowed to give you that this year.” I’ve heard everything from 1-4 years on this for myself and others. This was... — read more
What Will Happen
Wonder what will happen if BNSF doesn't address the pay issues and attendance policy. Seems to me that BNSF leadership are ignorant to treating people like human beings. The economic struggle is real for many, but where do we draw the line?
BNSF is so bad to work for they can't even keep police dogs around to work for them lol
Does Katie still work at BNSF after the STB hearings ?
BNSF has fallen very far in the last 2-3 years. The STB hearings were an embarrassment to our industry, especially in listening to BNSF leaders describe it. In talking to people at BNSF, they have lost a lot of key leadership talent especially in... — read more
Calvins Troop of Misfits
Just in Houston can't get electricians to come back from furlough. Good job mucking up everyones lives to save a nickel.
Soto's Produce Express
Big News coming out of Ouston. Derelict and mismanaged maintenance shop of horrors aka Milbs turned into thriving pot house with shipments arriving daily of lettuce. Free choo choo rides provided by UP for bulk buyers.
Train workers are quitting en masse
UPDATE: Leaked internal data shows that train workers are quitting en masse to protest railroad giant BNSF's extreme new time-off policy. The policy eliminates ALL time off including weekends, except 1 day per month. Their union is calling on... — read more
BNSF and injuries
I heard years ago that Warren Buffet encouraged all injuries to be taken to court instead of settling out of court. Any truth to that?
Any new news on people leaving? I heard that the contracts have been talked about by the CMOS and that they say they have to do something. Worst come to worst we can all be farmers with 10 cows 2 chickens and live a meaningless life of no sleep and... — read more
Do we know anything about potential layoffs?
Do you know if any layoffs will happen?
BNSF learns nothing from its mistakes
Nothing, this company learns absolutely nothing from its mistakes. How is it possible that people who say they are competent do not react to the fact that people they hire leave very quickly afterwards? Instead of thinking about why this is... — read more
They take us for granted
I guess leadership thinks we should be happy just because we have a job. They actually want us to feel privileged to be here. Big mistake, because it has never been easier to find another job. I’m here for a few more days, thankfully, because it’s... — read more
What are your options outside of this industry?
I’ve been in this industry for too long and it’s hard for me to imagine myself outside of it, but I think it’s still worth trying something else. I'm a little fed up with both this company and this industry in general. Like most, I believe. — read more
Belated Happy Anniversary to the closing of the world famous Houston Shop
A little over a year ago Superman himself flew in from his ritzy perch and shut down the greatest shop on the entire BN system and sparked the beginning of an amazing revolution. The many hard working, top of their craft shop folk that he cut free... — read more
Time to leave
If we can't feel like we have job security when things are going well, imagine how it'll be when things are not as good as they are right now. Since we all know that time is coming, I think all those who decide to leave right now will be making a... — read more
6 Billion Dollar Profits
Reading Berkshire’s annual report, and BNSF cleared over 6 Billion in profits. Did I mention it was also record profits? You wouldn’t know that from upper management. Continued talk about it being a “tough year.” Clearly that was lip service to... — read more
Executives leaving faster than Bugs Bunny
A VP of Service Design resigns today.An AVP of HR gone also today. Why stay working for a Berkshire Hathaway company? Grandpa needs paid. I’m guessing there are several that aren’t feeling very well protected this evening with the changes to come…… — read more