Universities should use the Milby shop fiasco as a top to bottom what not to do in business management. Then they can also point out that in the real world those responsible get tossed out, but in twirly swirly railroad land you just get reshuffled... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at BNSF Railway
BNSF volume cratering going below 2009 levels and taking jobs with it.
The beginning of this year is not promising at all. It would not surprise me if there happen to be many more dismissals by the end of the year. I hope for the best, but I expect the worst. Uncertainty is bad enough. Does anyone have any insights... — read more
RIP Ouston Mechanical.
It's as official as it gets here. Trainmasters have been directed to route all power to Temple. Sigh... Dang nummit 1st shifters got there wish. Whoooo is me and my 12 whittle mouths.
Company clown and top court jester Dave Moreno has run another location into the ground as Houston’s pride and joy, the illustrious new shop on Milby street is already closing down less than 14 months since major renovations and reopening. Millions... — read more
Anyone know/think this will benefit railroads? Will oil shipments increase?
Alliance shop's future is uncertain in 3 to 5 years
Anyone else worried about her slashing a bunch of people? I’ve heard talk of comparing how many people UP uses in mechanical and other departments vs what we use. Like questions of why we have so many more employees.
Seeking info about any mech recalls
windows are being taken out of shop and boarded up.
Was informed at our morning briefing locations are calling back machinists and electricians very soon. Ft Worth within the next few weeks then others to follow. Good news for all involved.
RCO's in LaCrosse yard going bye-bye, c-ap not done yet.
UP got a bonus. We got a mask mandate. "You can't take away my dag gum constitutional rights" They did. Only 2 people out of 400 employees had the gonads to protest. Merry Christmas my fellow Covid deniers! Enjoy your masks!
In terms of our competitors, does anyone think we are doing well regarding layoffs? I haven’t heard a peep since the last round, which was marginal compared to other companies. I think leadership is trying to keep their employees working despite the... — read more
Just read that Union Pacific is giving a one thousand dollar bonus to its employees, I bet uncle Warren doesn’t give us one! Any takers?
Does anyone feel that the push for this utilization statistics are going to push us to PSR and get a lot of guys laid off?
Hey guys I’m interested in the railroad. Have been doing some research....Was curious to what “getting put out of service” looks like. Do the Trainmaster drill you on what happened or do you just kinda get told to go home. Is there like a formal... — read more
Really! Those that are laid off (132) so far with a 104 still waiting for their last day November 6 th Topeka shops called overtime for this weekend because Lincoln is sending 25 return to service units here for us to return. Lincoln I hope this... — read more
BNSF to layoff over 100 Topeka employees According to a written statement sent to 13 NEWS, the layoff of 104 employees as their Topeka Locomotive Shop due to “lower freight volumes and a... — read more
Who else has heard of a Friday morning conference call between All the Unions General Chairman and BNSF Management at 7 am. Doesn’t sound good!
Former Ft Worth electrician here. We’ve heard that they are not calling any of us back even though it’s been busy. Sad to hear but that’s how it goes. It’s frustrating considering hearing how bad some other locations workers are. We’ve heard about... — read more
Heard from FT. Worth management there done putting $$$ into a failed location.
The hatchet crew has just been put in place. You all better get a plan b because the cuts are coming and its going deep.
Heard that the second week in Sept that 7 more Boilermakers will be layed off.
Seeing if anybody has heard or any recall rumors?
August 8th, 41 Carmen and 3 supervisors are being cut from Kansas city car. Abolishing and combining jobs.
I’m with the UP. Heard this morning from an officer that BNSF is gonna roll out the PSR soon. It turned our railroad into c-ap. Best of luck to y’all
Is there any truth to the shutting down the hump in Kansas City?
It looks like things are going to get real ugly just due to this pandemic and the election year plus the state the economy is in right now. Plus rail traffic is so low right now its not even funny. Hope ya'll survive this horse c-ap. Has anyone... — read more
How did they furlough the carmen then contract the work out? I thought you have the work by contract?
North Yard FTW IAM-18 employees, IBEW-15 employees, BRC- 8 employees, NCFO- 1 employee. Barstow Apprentices- IAM- 15 employees, IBEW- 5 employees. Silsbee- IAM- 8 employees, IBEW- 6 employees, BRC- 9 employees, NCFO- 6 employees. Argentine... — read more
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Last Monday 30 engineering supervisors from the Signal department were let go. Rumor is that there will be more cuts today in the track and structures department. It’s not worth working here anymore fifteen years and it took them five minutes to let... — read more
Very hush hush. At least UP gave unpaid forced leave. Very hard to trust leadership. ‘We’re not following PSR’, and we did. ‘We’re not planning layoffs or forced leave but keeping an eye on things.’ Then 2 days later three mech facilities shut down... — read more
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