Norfolk Southern Corp. Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at Norfolk Southern Corp.

Another round of layoffs?

On a serious note, has any of the other shops been hearing talk about another round of layoffs in all the crafts? At Conway the pipefitters and boilermakers are pretty much done, but it's been talk that the laborers/fireman oilers are going to be... —  read more 

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Fewer rumors

Rumors are getting less and less because the money grabbing executives and shareholders have been eliminating the real workers from their jobs! Lord help us all!

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Conway and RLS are closing

Nov 1st. That's what I heard from a steady source. I'm in Lonwood, things are booming here, but for how long is anyone's guess! We may be shut down soon too!!

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Engineering Dept getting hit?

I keep hearing that Farrell is cutting the engineering department next. Does anyone have any serious information on this?

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Christmas at Conway

Just got word from upper management that there will be no Christmas holiday this year, mandatory full shop workload. As well there will be a box for food donations in the lobby to benefit those furloughed.

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Quality Doesn't Matter, It's All About The Money

Another "quality" rebuild/conversion/overhaul by Juniata. The 4094 is just the latest in a trend of terrible work to hit the rails out of Altoona yet they are still doing DC-AC's. This engine was built during overhaul in August or September of 2018... —  read more 

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Where are the top dogs?

Where is Squires and Wheeler during all this mess? Do they still exist? NS seems like Farrell"s show now and absolutely nobody else's. It's a crying shame what this company has become. I miss David Goode!

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Harrisonburg district

Constantly changing jobs running train way to. Ig for our line. No place to meet in siding because everything is 2 big. So you wait for hrs usually run out if time and lay in the hotel forever then get ran around. 30+ hrs in the hotel 10hrs at home... —  read more 

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Norfolk southern

Just bend over and take it because nobody including the union is gonna do anything about it.

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Conway

Check and see if RMs are being run around you. Word is road RMs will not stop in Conway. Your just gonna get local RMs. If true that’s is baaaddddds news

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Book of rules

How many yards are training carmen on book of rules?

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Layoffs in Charleston, SC

In the past 4 months we have had 13 furloughed in Charleston, SC. In the last 3 years we have lost 11 EN/CO jobs 1 yard job and 2 switchmen jobs. They keep telling us that Charleston is going to be booming but they keep cutting and slashing like a... —  read more 

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Conway overtime

Guys still volunteering to work all kinds of overtime here in Conway.... the kicker is it’s the guys that mostly scream pro-union sh– all the time. Former union reps working second and third s—ing up all the overtime they can get. Meanwhile 57... —  read more 

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Post ID: @118TNWOG

Feel free to leave

Best thing I ever did was walk away from the railroad. Don’t let them fool you and say u can’t find a better job than the railroad. They are out there don’t be scared to look around and test the waters. I met a lot of good people there by my... —  read more 

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Post ID: @116o5Frl

Shop manager change

Wonder why they're switching scx shop manager and Chattanooga shop manager? Heard it was because of injuries and poor quality locomotive repair. I guess that's their idea of getting rid of poor performance salary!

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Post ID: @115ICe9e

Calm before another storm.

Alot of changes are happening system wide with shuffling of freight. Some locations will notice an increase in car count's some will notice a decrease. If your location is currently losing freight start planning for a future outside of the railroad.

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Stop Watches?

Heard management has stop Watches at jls. Any truth to that and what's the reason?

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Cuts at Juniata Media Coverage

Norfolk Southern lays off about 100 workers http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/09/norfolk-southern-planning-another-layoff/ Norfolk Southern today announced the layoff of approximately 100 employees at the Juniata... —  read more 

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Future of MOW

Many of the local sections are down to skeleton crews. I don't know how this is sustainable long term. What is their end game? Combine territories? Bring on contractors to do section work? Hiring obviously isn't happening.

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Lots of work moving south boys.

Not looking good. Looks like they are sending more and more engines south for repairs and maintenance per my source deep within the bowels and nether regions of corporate.

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Lesson learned!!!

Fool me once shame on you. I'm not even going to give NS the opportunity to fool me again. Got furloughed I'm march from Weller, left 15 year job and almost thought about taking permanent transfer. Then remembered that a snake will tell you He won't... —  read more 

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Recall rights?

how long do furloughed employees have recall rights? I've heard 2 yrs, 3 yrs, and have heard for as long as the place is in business. I can't seem to get a definite answer.

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Overtime at Conway!

Less that two days after having a big layoff, overtime is wide open and is Conway management is trying to tempt us. That’s a slap in the face to everyone they laid off. They’re out on the streets trying to figure out how they’re going to make it and... —  read more 

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Current craft and managment totals

Some slightly accurate info most you r—ds cant find. We all know how NS likes to skew numbers so more accurate inputs is helpful to everyone, especially with recent layoffs. Please chime in only for good and accurate info. Also current management... —  read more 

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Walked away

Wonder how many people have quit there jobs because of all this madness. It s—s to work for a place u regret coming to every day. Yet ur invested in so many good years leaving and starting over is hard. They have s—ed the life out of so many... —  read more 

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More UTU/BLE Trainmen furloughed in Bellevue

to add to the MASSIVE existing cuts in Bellevue, Ohio. local rumor is we'll be seeing single hump operations and possibly the end of the hump altogether in favor of flat switching in the bowl. they are down to one or two regular trains total on the... —  read more 

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Post ID: @10TSJtRB

See!

Bet y'all wished you would have slipped tripped or fell now.. "that's a terrible idea" sure! Y'all would still be getting paid like me! The writing was on the wall and y'all just wouldn't look! Screw ns. Good luck to all my brothers and sisters. It's... —  read more 

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