We did not get to attend ours but read what was said from SCX one: As many of you are aware, Norfolk Southern had a Town Hall meeting yesterday in Roanoke, VA. This was Norfolk Southern’s tenth out of eighteen scheduled Town Hall meetings and was the... read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Norfolk Southern Corp.
Heard this morning that Conway will be shuttered by July.
Norfolk Southern Management at the Juniata shops are throwing all code 3 work out and outsourcing component shops=layoffs?? This goes against the contract language. If class 1 railroad Union's don't give us the representation we bargained for and... read more
Talks and chatter going on here in the south about how Bellevue locomotive will have its work cut up and sent to various other shops. Rumor is the company will announce this to them in a meeting and offer relocation. Remember this is rumor!
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If you all think that NS is not shutting down mechanical shops you are dead wrong, I'm afraid. One of main aspects of the Precision Scheduled Railroading is have fewer mechanics maintaining the locomotives that means shutting down locomotive shops... read more
The new name for Norfolk Southern Railroad will be: Atlanta Southern Shops Home of Locomotive Engineering. Or for short:A--hole Corp. Can't wait to wear those safety stickers on my bucket.
To cut off 55% machinist and 15% pipefitters June 27th .
Confirmed the wreck shop at jls will shut down at the end of June. Roughly 40 people working there now will be displaced
In an effort to downsize an yet still get the most production the JLS paint shop will be made 2nd and 3rd shift only. Word is first shift complains too much and gets too little done spending their day tattling on fellow union members instead of... read more
Think that this is a valid question? I don't that any logic could be applied, given that there is little logic in any of this, so I ask this question in the hope that somebody heard something on this matter. If there is any info floating around that... read more
I just received confirmation from my intel in Atlanta that SCX will be closing August 1st and ceasing 95% of all operations. Norfolk Southern will continue to keep 2 fireman oilers and 2 machinist staffed for fuel pad operations 5 days a week during... read more
Where did you all hear that NS is shutting down the Conway, and Shaffers Crossing shops? I don't think it's true at all.
I just received a picture of the tentative draft for our posting board from our district chairman. And I quote “Effective date Aug 1. 2019 the Schafer’s crossing location will cease all operations. Including all agreement and non agreement... read more
The rumor of no more layoffs couldn't be farther from the truth. The presidential units are to be moved down south and traction motor shop going to thin down due to ac motors and outsourcing motors. 60 to 70 jobs unfortunately will be lost within the... read more
2nd shift wreck shop shut down and moved to take place of the 50 layoffs... insourcing to follow... rumor has it no more layoffs let's hope for the best
There are people working who are stressed out every single day not knowing if and when they might be layed off or let go. Anyone who finds fun in making up false news to scare these people are nothing but a bunch of childish jerks!!! How are you... read more
When will we know for sure that everything they wanted closed is closed and everybody they wanted gone has been notified? This has been dragged out unnecessarily - the only thing they achieved by not telling us outright is creating a stressed out... read more
Just cutting half of the senior general foreman would likely increase productivity by 150 percent. They spend more time chasing rules and making names for themselves than actually learning what people do, and helping the process. I'd be willing to... read more
With only around 600 Boilermakers across all class 1 railroads the decision is in the works to disband them and divide their work amongst the other crafts in locations they are utilized still. The details on the matter are still being hammered out... read more
Just heard from a senior general out of his morning meeting that the Carmen and Boilermakers were combining and becoming composite mechanics with further reductions. Contact your unions!
In light of the rumors that I se on this page, I would like to ask if anyone has any reliable info on that, or is it just more hear-say like in the threads below? Does anyone have anything coming from a reliable source, and if so please post?
Layoffs , PSR , Top 21 , blah blah blah blah bottom line rich people want more and more and more and more til there is nothing left then sell it off move on to the next one . Ya tired of winning yet ask those affected if the economy is booming (... read more
They told us there would be more layoffs in July....Then not even 16 hours later they lay a bunch of good people off just before Memorial day weekend....Norfolk Southern has a lot of Veterans working for them and this is how they honor them just... read more
Talks of Juniata Locomotive Wheel Shop is being relocated to new property acquired next to Linwood Shop in North Carolina
Rls to be shut down and leased by Progress Rail.
Memo went out today from our general office building saying all insourcing will be ended by the end of the month. And the truck shoe will all so end to.
Last rumor was Conway was suppose to get 5 trains back from Bellevue. Rumor is also 20% job cuts at Conway Engine House. No official report if either rumor is true and we probably will not hear the real truth from the company. The company was doing... read more
A long time ago, a corrupt member of management got into a heated disagreement with me about "shop stuff", and during the course of the argument I asked "Don't the employees matter? I mean we are people too". And that person's response was "you guys... read more
I left in 2017... Good luck all...
The timing was just right for NS to save money, laying off there employees just before they qualified for vacation for next year. They could have waited til June to do this!
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Why haven't they cut any management? For example supervisors and middle management with do-nothing jobs.
31 from Bellevue. 7 student electrians 10 machinist and 14 fireman and oilers