Thread regarding Norfolk Southern Corp. layoffs

Union contract

I keep hearing $3.75/hr in raises over next 5 years and insurance going up to $369 per month. Wish they would hurry up already

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Post ID: @OP+1hgitXJl

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Normally the Ops would give up on most issues to keep the 2 crews. This negotiations may be different for several reasons:
With an ops union leader the chief negotiator if he cuts and runs to make a deal it will end coalitions bargaining
Ops membership will not be satisfied with no gains
The coalitions bargaining togeather should hold firm on the increases
This is the year to go to a PEB, the NMB has shown it will push the RR
Biden needs a pro labor win with a labor friendly PEB recommendation

The PEB recommendation will be the contract.

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Post ID: @dklm+1hgitXJl

In the pool I’m in we get free snickers. They float on top of the water and I don’t recommend. Some more money would be nice though. Guess it boils down to what the union will give up to keep 2 man crews.

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Post ID: @cmbc+1hgitXJl

I'm getting roughly $52/hr on a tft pool with over miles. That's pretty good money but they work us to death. I want closer to $60 to cover Biden-flation at minimum. The greed Wall Street should treat rail as it is, a long term investment vehicle. They can afford to pay us more...

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Post ID: @clnr+1hgitXJl

@7wiw Where in the world are you paying that much for a hoagie and a pop? Just go to Wawa. Best hoagies for the best price.

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Post ID: @8wbi+1hgitXJl

Singlewide trailers are great for CEO’s and VP’s, but hourly wage workers need to just get tents and live in the parking lots beside your vehicles. Calling OT is a drain on resources, just live in the parking lot and report for duty whenever you are awake.

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Post ID: @8vkd+1hgitXJl

We need $75/hour just to keep up with inflation. I used to could buy a nice single wide for $40,000. Now it costs well over $100,000. The National singlewide inflation index should be used to configure all raises. Here in PA a hoagie and pop used to cost 7 dollars now it’s over $18. We should use the national hoagie and pop inflation index to configure all raises as well. You getting this Shaw? We starving to death here. Hope you enjoyed your Elkhart burger cuz we howngry here in PA.

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Post ID: @7wiw+1hgitXJl

The unions aren’t asking for much. Raises to roughly $48/hr, one more week vacation, leave the insurance premium as is. The carrier should be willing to make these things happen with no objections.

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Post ID: @6use+1hgitXJl

I wonder if they realize how many are only here still to see if the contract is any good?

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Post ID: @6vgy+1hgitXJl

You are dreaming if you think you are going to get any where near the back pay they owe you. Been down this road too many times.

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Post ID: @6lyf+1hgitXJl

Better be back pay too or alot of folks will walk. Should be 2.5 years of back pay. The Class Ones are trying to weasel around to paying the back pay. Everyone should get a good chunk in back pay!

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Post ID: @5saa+1hgitXJl

A strike is coming lol. That’s what I hear. I definitely know they have been given notice

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Post ID: @5xhn+1hgitXJl

If it’s anything less than 30% I’m walking. At the rate of deterioration of this once great job I highly doubt there will be any Railroad retirement for those who decide to stick around.

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Post ID: @4xeq+1hgitXJl

wealthy? Thats funny They say inflation hit like 9% Ridiculous Things have gone up 50% over the last 6 months Look at gas 18 months ago it was a little over 2 dollars now its 5 Thats well over a 100% increase Building products like wood have gone up 150% Why didnt you guys try to keep trump in? Voting for these democrats makes it much worse

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Post ID: @1rpt+1hgitXJl

Subtract the cost of living and the increased cost of medical insurance and you are better off working under the old contract.

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Post ID: @1exd+1hgitXJl

Unions push for certain politicians because they want you to have what is bad instead of what is worse. A good contract was never on the table, just an average one or a slightly better than average one. No politician is going to put there neck on the chopping block to make craft labor wealthy.

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Post ID: @fvq+1hgitXJl

There is no chance there will be another contract. We are stuck like Chuck.

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Post ID: @wqz+1hgitXJl

They need to hurry. I can barley afford my lot rent as it is

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Post ID: @bgb+1hgitXJl

I think your numbers got autocorrected there boss. My math takes it to $46/hr

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Post ID: @bpt+1hgitXJl

A 7 percent raise every year seems unlikely.

  1. 37 - 2020
  2. 85 - 2021
  3. 49 - 2022
  4. 33 - 2023
  5. 36 - 2024

If contract was approved today we would be sitting at $27,500 in back pay based on a 40 hour week. I imagine it will be closer to 2-3% with maybe an additional 5% on the last contract year.
Also I would hate to know what our insurance would look like if they gave us a $13/hr raise. These are the same folks who would push their grandma down a flight of stairs for an extra $100.

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Post ID: @cvo+1hgitXJl

Unions always push to vote for Democrats. It's democrat controlled now. So what's gonna be the excuse if we don't get a decent contract this time?

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Post ID: @ftr+1hgitXJl

Asking for 7% per year for 5 yrs and no insurance increases. I think the number will be closer to 7 than 3. Inflation at 8%, the Unions will increase the raise due to the inflation even more.

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Post ID: @bgs+1hgitXJl

Nothing has been negotiated yet d-mba$$. Stay on the outside where you belong

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Post ID: @jra+1hgitXJl

It’s 3.75% annually for a total of just under $40/hr. It’s not going to make anybody rich, but it should keep most folks above the poverty line.

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Post ID: @qlh+1hgitXJl

If you are glad you left in 2020 then what are you doing lurking on this page? Jw. Also I tried to leave but the only other place that offered me a job was only $17/hr and it was for helping on a trash truck. So I would be happy with $37 no doubt no doubt

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Post ID: @pzf+1hgitXJl

At this rate it will take $8.00 in 5 years just to be $6.00 dollars behind inflation.

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Post ID: @eqr+1hgitXJl

Lol. That's not a good contract at all. Don't worry though....You won't see another contract in any event. Forget it. I'm glad I left in 2020 with 24 years of service. FNS

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