Thread regarding Norfolk Southern Corp. layoffs

Roanoke

Any info on what’s going to be happening in Roanoke this coming week? Hearing something about a meeting the beginning of the week.

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Who really gives a flying f—???? Not one of you can change a damn thing about any of it. Why even talk about it? Is yalls life this boring you have to talk about layoffs every single day? If you’re worried about it, you’re feet ain’t in concrete, go find another job, any job would be more stable then the railroad, always been that way.

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Post ID: @12v5VzBT-6bql

That's totally fake news they don't care about you or Christmas they just care about bottom dollar

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Post ID: @12v5VzBT-5qye

Yes it’s confirmed that they are waiting till after Christmas to put out the lay off notices

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Post ID: @12v5VzBT-5rqo

I think he or she means the typical NS vehicles. I saw them myself yesterday as well.

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Post ID: @12v5VzBT-5fpe

“There are about 6 NS vehicles parked outside. Not the normal NS vehicles either”.... Not the normal NS vehicles? Shows how much they know cuz there’s never “normal NS vehicles at RLS. If your counting the rugged ran down battery truck that starts 1/237 times than yes, the normal NS vehicles

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Post ID: @12v5VzBT-5xsd

NS brass does all kinds of crane inspections throughout the system. It's pretty normal! 🤔🤔

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Post ID: @12v5VzBT-5dbn

If they are still there can someone please ask them if they have any spare work for me so I can get my machine shop going.

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Post ID: @12v5VzBT-4glc

Crane inspections, nothing to see here

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Post ID: @12v5VzBT-4lfe

Christmas ham delivery!

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Post ID: @12v5VzBT-4qsn

Yes. Something is happening at RLS. There are about 6 NS vehicles parked outside. Not the normal NS vehicles either. Something is brewing for sure.

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Post ID: @12v5VzBT-4rqg

Something is going down at JLS right now!

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Post ID: @12v5VzBT-4zpm

Something is going down at RLS right now!

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Post ID: @12v5VzBT-4mgd

i keep seeing people posting about outsourcing labor. it’s already outsourced to labor contracts. the organized labor contracts. the problem is the ROI on the contract is poor and expensive so they are cutting jobs. simple math but the problem is deeper than just cutting overhead cost via people. it’s more directly related to the business model no longer working. stocks are up only because of speculation and stock buybacks. it’s not a true indication the company is doing well. the next trick to try is cuts to capital projects and cuts to the reinvesting in infrastructure. unfortunately this is a huge part of what we do as laborers. long story short is the company will fall short by simply eliminating itself of its number one asset “people “ it’s all for sale at this point the only thing that they are missing is what that new business model might look like. unfortunately i don’t see anyone smart enough and in a position to figure this out before it’s too late. the market will have a hard time supporting both CSX and NS. demand is down and not just down but down historically. we still haven’t fully recovered from the coal revenue loss nor have we diversify enough the business model. so here we are a company on life support tossing its primary investment out with the trash. don’t get me wrong labor plays a big part in this as well and has done itself a huge disservice by not giving a C RAP about its future. A labor hall without a contract is but a hall of good intentions starving.

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Post ID: @12v5VzBT-4wup

"That p.o.s. Farrell doesn't have the balls to close a legacy shop like Roanoke"

During the second round of layoff's, we were already told there is no such thing as a "Legacy" location. All shops are subject to closure. The company has already proven they do not care about craft people, they only care about "Return on Investment" and "Maximizing Stock Holder Dividends" If you work for NS long enough you're either going to get laid off or fired. They are trying to reduce the work force to the point where they can bring in contract labor and they don't care how many families they destroy in the process.

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Post ID: @12v5VzBT-4rks

yes Adrian you f ool 3000 by 2020 is what they told us. nothing new here so stop acting like you know something.

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Post ID: @12v5VzBT-3ovg

Adrian is a mo–n

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Post ID: @12v5VzBT-3nzb

More like close Roanoke, JLS, cut every shop down to the bare minimum maintineance to keep locomotives rolling and outsource every bit of work we can to GE/Progress Rail/Curry and any other vendor we can find.

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Post ID: @12v5VzBT-3gbi

Jls Is closing and sending all work to Roanoke

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Post ID: @12v5VzBT-3udj

That p.o.s. Farrell doesnt have the balls to close a legacy shop like Roanoke. That would be the dumbest thing he could do. Seriously he would probably get fired over it.

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Post ID: @12v5VzBT-2czk

There is so much b.s here. Roanoke has meetings usually every 2-3 months . Merry Christmas and a happy new year . Wish everyone the best . If this door should close may a better door open ....

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Post ID: @12v5VzBT-1ago

i would say one step closer to closing the way they are giving the work away. remember it’s all designed to dissolve the will to work in the worker. it’s much easier if the worker feels hopeless and defeat and welcoming in the lay-off to alleviate stress and have the ability to move on.

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Post ID: @12v5VzBT-qmd

Nobody knows. Why do you people keep asking these id–ts on this site? Is it just to get attention?

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Post ID: @12v5VzBT-qkg

Rumor has it 40 Tuesday all crafts

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