Thread regarding Union Pacific Corp. layoffs

North Little Rock Jenks Shop.

Anyone heard anything good about our shop?
Please try to be as honest as you can . Sure do miss working with the ole crew at service track.
I've been furloughed one year June 16 2019 for me. And having trouble finding anything that comes close to what I had at union pacific. I'm ready to come back. Luckily I got my five years in.
IBEW PROUD.I WILL NOT GIVE UP.

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Post ID: @OP+15Ar92Hd

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Anyone who is thinking about coming back if they call you, BEWARE! It is not the same as when you were furloughed!

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Post ID: @4ywf+15Ar92Hd

They are adding 1 Carman job to help with painting. The reason I know that is because I got a recall letter this past week from being furloughed since May 4th.

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Post ID: @2wal+15Ar92Hd

A lot of things have changed in the mechanical world in a year. Be careful what you wish for unless you plan on doing every crafts duties and hostling locomotives in the yard. Life at the UP isn’t the same any more and I doubt it’ll ever go back with the parasites we have running the railroad now. Move on, and as for the IBEW, I haven’t heard a peep from them since they closed my shop. I would question if they even exist any more but sure enough I look at my paycheck and they’re still taking their cut.

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Post ID: @2lqo+15Ar92Hd

It's going to reopen, but you being laid off a year ago. There is alot of guys between you it's tough to say if they will get back to you. Even when jenks reopens it's tough to say the 78 machinist will even get called back, even the electricians will be tough if they call them all back. They will open first shift for sure, second and third shift probably not. Just being real. To be straight forward and honest if the work coming out of jenks dosen't drastically improve look for that shop to completely shut down. Everyone needs to take pride in their work but unfortunately if you have 25 plus years there those guys just don't care. Management needs to grow a pair and start sending those guys home no question ask and let the company and the union fight it out.

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Post ID: @zdx+15Ar92Hd

The director is sure acting like it’s going to reopen. I don’t see any good reason to lie about it. People need to know so they can move on if it’s not. They are putting a lot of work into it.

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