Thread regarding Union Pacific Corp. layoffs

Which of the many problems do you find the most difficult?

everyone is stressed due to the fact that they could loose their livelihood at any given second. One or two employees covering eight to ten positions. Cutting corners / rules to meet that goal. Fleet, track, right of ways, and etc. is in disrepair and getting worse daily. Morale is the lowest in 30 years. Basic supplies, parts, tools, etc. are in short supply or non-existent. No checks/balances in place to keep the executives, board, and shareholders greed within limits.

Yes, this is our dark reality. There are too many problems. I agree, @2hts+180ax5Ot, because of all this (and much more) morale is lower than ever.

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Did the investors get hurt? "Good to go, highball!"

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Post ID: @4oqu+186u5pKC

When and only when that someone “important” dies like an executive or politician’s relative dies because of PSR, might change things.

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Post ID: @4uco+186u5pKC

@drj I think you better wake up, or at least have the facts before you post something based on personal opinion. The BNSF has been doing PSR for some time now. The CP and CN have scaled back the PSR actions, because they realized it was hurting them. The BNSF never came out and publicly stated they were into the PSR. Anyone now can see that they are into it. I know quite a few people that were close to retirement and lost more than they thought they would when they were let go. You should get to know some of the folks at the foreign RR's. YES, THEY ARE LAUGHING AT THE UP! The other RR's didn't get their names on the worst employer list, and the UP ranked number 1.

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Post ID: @2fxb+186u5pKC

@drj CN and CP aren’t running PSR anymore and they were the first to run it. It has been said time and time again PSR is a flash in the pan short term cash grab, once everything has been cut PSR falls off and they have to institute a new business plan. Vena is done in June and the CEO will be following him afterwards when they (board and shareholders) realize the cash cow has stopped pi$$ing money like a river and either he is replaced by dismissal or “retirement” they’ve all made their money now everyone has to wait for them to leave. Hopefully the next CEO cleans up the management from top to bottom (and that’s a highly unlikely to happen). People really need to worry about the New Green Deal that is being thrown around because that is going to be causing the next headache for this company.

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Post ID: @1fdt+186u5pKC

I can't overcome my addiction to the free hot dogs. Please help me. EAP doesn't cover my problem. I slide em down my throat like coins in a vending machine. My teeth don't even touch them. Save me from myself.

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Post ID: @etn+186u5pKC

I know when i grab my helmet and ride my motorcycle with the wind running though my bottom teeth and im tasting the bugs all my work worries go away.

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Post ID: @lba+186u5pKC

UP isn’t going to drop PSR. As for the other railroads laughing at us, they are doing the same things. All the class 1’s with the exception of BNSF have adopted PSR and have/are laying off employees and in some cases short lining some of their routes. It s—s, but this is the reality we live in as railroaders. If you are close to retirement you are lucky. Everyone else should be planning for life after UP as you definitely don’t want this to be your only option.

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Post ID: @drj+186u5pKC

Yes! Worrying that you might “loose” your livelihood while one person does the work of ten people! I know it seems impossible than one person can do 80 man hours in just one 8 hour shift but trust me! Why just last week alone I did 400 hours of work, not counting my overtime.

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Post ID: @xhl+186u5pKC

They cut 10 people that actually move freight at $60 k, yet keep 10 people who sit in office who make $$600 k.

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Post ID: @srv+186u5pKC

It's too hard to pick one problem out of many. People are afraid to come to work because of the fact that they could lose their "livelihoods". For some, a career change isn't even a remote possibility when railroading is all they've ever known. The other class 1 RR's are literally laughing at the UP because of their nonsense. Management is a joke. Agreement people are attacking the non-agreement and vice-versa. The corporate id–ts are constantly looking for places to cut. Then the corporate team decides to give out a covid bonus which seemed to piss off way more people than expected. I know this has been said before, but I'll say it again. Some or most of these problems could probably be eliminated if they would just drop the PSR plan, get rid of Vena, get rid of the CEO, and shake up the management at all levels. It s—s to say that, because there are some good managers out there. The UP was never the greatest place to work, but wow! I never thought the UP could ever be this bad.

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Post ID: @flq+186u5pKC

There will be another fatality soon, and Lance will do what he always does and blame it on “human error”.

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Post ID: @bmq+186u5pKC

This is a dismal situation.
everything mentioned means injuries and potential deaths.
OSHA will be back next year with a vengeance.
Use it.

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Post ID: @yju+186u5pKC

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