Thread regarding Norfolk Southern Corp. layoffs

Big cuts a coming boys and girls. Dust off those resumes!

Most large shops will see a 10% cut across all crafts within the next month. Just heard this from some top brass I am in a squash league with. Just letting you know.

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Highly unlikely, you won't see this until the subcontractors have moved in and are ready to take over . I know it has started I see them around but not in force just yet .

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Post ID: @jkfv+1fUzejgq

Well their is a bright spot at some locations 10% of nothing is nothing.

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Post ID: @4zfn+1fUzejgq

Yeah and they sunk 90 some million into Bellevue right before they turned it into an outlying point. That made no sense either but they did it.

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Post ID: @4pkd+1fUzejgq

They’re hiring in many locations at the moment for mechanical. So this makes no sense if true.

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Post ID: @2edj+1fUzejgq

Contract negotiations aren’t going well for the carrier. Some people will have to be put back on the street in order to keep expenses down. Those who remain, plan on more forced OT and heavier workloads, but at least you will get a raise.

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Post ID: @1upg+1fUzejgq

Well at my location T&E has hired 20+Students with the hopes of keeping half ? I understand the STB had questions with labor shortages? Which is why they hired because it’s became quite clear they lied on their labor statistics coming out of this pandemic. Locomotives ? What a shell game as well …again at my location we are completely dependent of foreign loco’s . Having completely depleted labor in the shops have proven ineffective. Local management is afraid to speak up with threats of termination . This is a small fraction of things happening to a once thriving industry. Dividends “Have Consequences “

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Post ID: @jck+1fUzejgq

I dont think they can cut anymore from line of road shops. In fact if anything, they'll be calling back. I could see them cut something like the corporate car at Juniata or even any active program they are working at other shops.

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Post ID: @krp+1fUzejgq

They can't cut anymore employees. They have to keep an agreed upon amount of employees at each division to legally," in the rules of labor relations", be able to continue to out source locomotive work. This keeps NS in the government's good graces while still having a roster of furloughed employees.

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Post ID: @mka+1fUzejgq

Why stop at 10%? They don’t need us. Go to 90% what the he-l! It’ll make the OR look even better without any service disruptions…
Worst part is I could be the CEO, make millions, and be labeled a genius, with that kind of logic.

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Post ID: @nop+1fUzejgq

Not here at Conway! We hiring and bringing everyone laid off back! Except that dang pipefitter. Always sneaking around on his phone!!!! Daddy could not protect him I tell ya.

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Post ID: @ijq+1fUzejgq

Damn and I was gonna apply to be a F&O.......well sh-t there goes that! Oh but wait, I heard so many great things about being a conductor LOL

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Post ID: @vhu+1fUzejgq

They don't have to cut, lots of people looking to cut themselves. Just hand tight, they'll get that 10% plus some.

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