Thread regarding Union Pacific Corp. layoffs

The Final Cuts

So they came out and said the company has got to cut 3000 more jobs to accommodate the loss of work no longer needed to be done....all work this company does usually needs to be done like maintenance that keeps getting pushed to the side and overlooked just to pull the freight that’s breaking the fleet...but hey if the volume of work increases we will bring people back to work.....who will you be hiring back (yes I realize some people will return when they get the call) your current employees that are left are fed up with this company just look at the reviews at Glassdoor, Indeed, and even this website... get a clue we all know this is the final push to get what last bit of money you can before you and the rest of your cronies that have enough stock to make an obscene amount of money once this PSR Ponzi scheme is finished.... so for those who manage to survive what are hopefully the final cuts I wish you the best of luck because you’re going to need it once this flaming dumpster fire comes to it conclusion and to those that find this to be the end of the road for you remember yes for the time being you don’t have a job but it will get better and you at least will finally be able to spend time with your families that you have been missing. I’ll catch you all on the flipside!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post ID: @OP+13alc3ZG

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So about the non-union management. Not only is this going to be a issue with management/foreman/supervisors of a craft this is going to be a issue with train crew as well. now at intermodal facilities you have to either crew change off the main or drag it in. Reason is that the contractors cannot go on the main. However, I don’t think it would be hard to get them to take a DOT physical, a hazmat and a air break exam, which is essentially what is going to happen. This is gonna be one way for the company to cut train crew. Once they figure out how to get the contractors on the main line, no more patches for the extra boards. Once they get them on the main, no more locals. This is a union busting agenda. SO, how has the UTU answers this reality. By doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! good luck guys, they are going to backdoor us and our union is going to let it happen. Wildcat strikes are illegal, however sending a planned notice to strike over safety and illegal practices is not. You all need to write, e-mail the head shed and tell them your feelings and thoughts. If not they are going to continue to do nothing!

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Post ID: @cyr+13alc3ZG

There are quite a few Directors that have had to take the test multiple times. They're the golden children. Just goes to show that they promote to their level of incompetence.

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Post ID: @rkl+13alc3ZG

I remember hearing people say they failed the managers test two or three times. I’ve also heard people brag about passing it. How embarrassing. I’ve seen the managers test and as was said below it is situational questions. Like “hey if you saw your buddy stealing a million dollars would you turn him in”? Now the id–ts that failed the test put “no I wouldn’t turn my buddy in.” In reality no one would turn their buddy in. You and him would split the million and leave the country. But it is a test to make sure you can lie and say stupid sh– and if you can do that then you are manager material.

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Post ID: @pbv+13alc3ZG

This was already in the work last year, this was put out by the union on January 8, 2020

Sisters and Brothers,

I am reaching out to each of you to give you an update regarding the rumor of managers taking over for Locomotive and Car Supervisors across Union Pacific.
On January 03, 2020, I spoke with Vice President of Mechanical and acting Chief Mechanical Officer Jeremey Givens about the rumor. Mr. Givens informed me that, Union Pacific is in the early stages/planning to convert the Mechanical Department to non-unionized supervision. While there is no official date of the transition, Mr. Givens indicated it will happen sooner rather than later. I have been in constant contact with TCU/ARASA National Representative Steven Hirschbein. TCU/ARASA will aggressively fight this UNION BUSTING action. We have a meeting set for January 27, 2020 with Union Pacific and TCU/ARASA. We will send an update following the meeting. We will continue to keep members posted on FACTUAL events.
Updates will be posted on our website www.arasa5101.org and ARASA 5101 Facebook pages.

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Post ID: @las+13alc3ZG

The managers test is about “hypothetical what would you do stuff”. It has no knowledge based questions

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Post ID: @iar+13alc3ZG

@ Disgruntled And Caffeinated
Don’t be surprised if they waive the managers test requirements. Already talks about it cause their good ol boys can’t pass the test.

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Post ID: @pbg+13alc3ZG

They are cutting all foreman and foreman generals and replacing them with managers system wide (that includes those foreman and foreman generals that manage to pass the test). That one cut can’t be 3000 people that massive of number has to be system wide only way that works. The plus or minus projections aren’t even in play the magic number is 55 they will get to it no plus or minus about it. They are on the 15 yard line about to bust threw the local high school jv team with the offensive line from the 70’s raiders (to be more modern the 90’s cowboys)to get their goal don’t believe the lines that flow from any of the upper management. I don’t know if it’s the final cuts I’m hoping it is because departments like mechanical and te&y are at the point if not past at some locations hemorrhaging with not enough employees to do the work, and injuries and accidents are on the rise because of that and that is not acceptable.

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Post ID: @eeb+13alc3ZG

Is there really a final cut? The cuts will continue until the 55% is achieved. Please do not believe that it's only going to affect foreman's or foreman generals. The next cuts will affect everyone regardless of craft.

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Post ID: @ton+13alc3ZG

It’s not just cause of work that doesn’t need to be done. UP trying to act like they’re just cutting unprofitable customers. Like the article says, recent profit is down 10%. They are losing customers thanks to this PSR bs and also the trucking industry. But they’re going to cut anyway regardless. They cut after record profits. They’re a bunch of fat kids that can’t say no to candy and just keep wanting more.

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Post ID: @pjc+13alc3ZG

Word here at Bailey Yard is UP is cutting all the mechanical foremen and Foreman Generals. 50% of them are going back to craft, the rest are taking the management test. Those that pass the psych evaluation will become management. The rest back to craft. Whitch pushes the young workers to the street.

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Post ID: @xux+13alc3ZG

Actually CFO STATED THE 8% cuts are a plus or minus projection., another 500 m in productivity saving, over the 590 m saving that was fine in 2919. Have to get thru 2020 before it starts calming down. Or as Cena said he started on the 20/25 yrd line and has not got past the fifty yet

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Post ID: @pkm+13alc3ZG

Any state with a Union Pacific railyard

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Post ID: @uke+13alc3ZG

The state of cornfusion.

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Post ID: @beq+13alc3ZG

The 3000 jobs they are cutting...what state is mostly affected? Thanks.

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Post ID: @eyw+13alc3ZG

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