I'm visiting this forum now just out of habit, because I used to visit it often when I was working at UP. I just want to tell everyone to start applying to see if anything bites, because everything is better after you leave UP. It's not ideal in... — read more
Carmen getting replaced as a utility worker
Did you all see UP is offering $25k hiring bonuses in some locations right now? UP is in clear desperate mode right now!
https://www.palestineherald.com/news/court-sides-with-union-pacific-railroad/article_501770a0-2992-11ed-83fe-a7bab36854a0.html Courts sides with UPRR , they don't have to honor the contract with city of Palestine, TX., and Anderson county. It's a... — read more
It isn’t over yet a deal hasn’t been reached. Having another meeting with our brothers and sisters in North Platte. Here we go!!!!
Money that you are OWED for work you already performed is not a deal sweetener. If the carrier believes they're giving something up by paying backpay it's because the Union has allowed them to work us WITHOUT a contract for year's and will allow them... — read more
https://employees.www.uprr.com/e/news/uponline/221003-You-Said-We-Did-Attendance-Together-Employee.htm New UP policy link.
LOL nice to see a fair and impartial ratification vote by ALL the members of IBEW. (Sarcasm implied) hard to find many articles on the members not receiving ballots. Hmmm very interesting to say the least!
Several hundred people were unjustly sent home for medical reasons the last few years. Many are healthy and want to work at UP. Hey management are you listening ? Hope they will get an offer to come back to work.
Glad to see IAM joined the team to come in for the BIG WIN!! Lol uuugghhh yeah!! Laughable, unions aren’t even trying to make it look legit anymore. They know the can do whatever they want.
Ibew said yes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Southwest_railroad_strike_of_1886 Jay Gould was owner of UPRR and MOPAC then. 200,000 employees went on strike.
Contract news from the National railway labor conference. https://raillaborfacts.org/news/bargaining-status-faq-2022/
If you feel the unions are not properly representing you’re best interest. You can become a union objector … You’re due’s will decrease significantly and you will pay because it’s a union shop to maintain you’re seniority . Look it up ! — read more
It's no secret that UP is a miserable place from which everyone wants to escape. Almost everyone knew what kind of company this is now, and despite that they still applied here. Why? I'd advise even those who don't have many options to bypass this... — read more
I been hearing the West coast te&y folks going to quit after they get their back pay. Anybody on the West side going to do that ?
How dare they try to give advice to raise a child working under the system we work under .
Record Revenue year's earn us the lowest % pay increase of the contract? Garbage We need a minimum 7% a year deal. Between inflation, food and gas prices we're taking a pay cut with anything less. Service recognition bonus of $1K to be paid no later... — read more
When the union's inspiration through the workers' blood shall run There can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun Yet what force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one For the Union makes us strong Solidarity forever, solidarity... — read more
Specifically round house, clerks, carmen, track laborer type positions to Frizzys comment "modernization, better built long lasting cars, quote repair free is the goal. As for the near future pure electric power. Time will tell. Continuing to keep... — read more
It is no longer a question of who is but who isn't on the verge of burnout here?
Our local union rep has no info for us. I heard our pay is significantly lower than transportation side.
Added a few news links about contracts and some other trains... — read more
No one at the railroad can deny you of this. FMLA protects you. If you feel mentally overwelmed and do not feel safe call safety hotline.
The union caved! Why do we even pay dues. Smh.
I voted no to the proposed contract. We can do better .
For the life of me I cannot figure out the purpose of these The How Matters for Agreement Professionals, training videos. The video says don't lie about your work, yet every single day management does it and requires that you do it. Can't spot and... — read more
New colleague, left after two months. Another new colleague, left after less than a month. I'm happy for them, but it's frustrating how much UP doesn't care. What's next? Employees who won't show up for work on the second day? This greedy company... — read more
Carmen always gets the brown end of the stick. Why can't we get sick days? 1 extra day off. Wow. 21% raise, 2 yr. contract, 14% immediately, $1000 yearly bonus. Backpay paid within month. Oh coocah ratcha medical is way up. Did the math. We are... — read more
It's too easy. Vote for it or against it What's up with trash talk of union BS or Corporate greed? Just vote yes or no. That's all you can do
We already don’t listen to management so why are we listening to the union? If you saved up your points don’t get shy now because the LU Army gave orders to go to work. Strikes come in many forms so enjoy a self help weekend!
Our unions are a fu----g joke! They know this stupid BS 3 days of unpaid sick time won’t fly once the votes are counted, but they went along with it to appease the president and give congress enough time to get their sh-t written so when time comes... — read more
"Absolutely wild how the most important story in the country right now is an impending strike of 125,000 railroad workers that will devastate supply chains and no one is covering it because it’d be virtually impossible to avoid that the unions are... — read more
The strike is looming.
Thinking about joining the management team, I have Harvard Law Degree.
See how much $$ you make with no one to move the trains when the strike starts.
Has it ever been worse at UP than it has been lately? I'm curious what were the golden years for you when you could feel valued here and is this one of the worst years by far?
Just picked up all our signs for the strike. Will be handing them out tomorrow with the strike schedule. Have 2 teams of 25 that will be picketing at Fritz home for 16 hours a day. Can't wait for Saturday