I would really like to know what parts of the company have been hit the hardest with layoffs this year and what parts could be most impacted by layoffs in the remaining part of 2019. Any idea? Any predictions?
Topics regarding layoffs at Union Pacific Corp.
Does anyone have any concrete information on this subject? It feels like this company is stuck in limbo and everyone is just rolling with the punches. I have noticed alot of attitude changes towards different crafts and employees, more of a positive... — read more
I would like to gather names and mugshots of up officials and the crimes they have committed. I know that's impossible here...but the short time I've been at the RR, I can think of two high ranking officials that got busted doing shady... — read more
And is it true Armourdale is closing?
If you’re posting on this site just remember the IP address is easily tracked back to the user. If you’re using a company device watch your back. If you see someone approaching with a shoe box you better think quick because the next move is to clean... — read more
After listening to our executives brag about how they have reduced the workforce by 8% so far this year and that they want to be at 10%- the writing is on the wall. Here’s the kicker though, everyone asking questions pushed them to do more and... — read more
Using another poster’s logic from yesterday saying psr is a failure as evidenced by the stock drop, today’s big rise shows it to be a successful plan. The q2 4% increase in profits due to an operating ratio hovering around 60, is a positive sign... — read more
The company just posted the best operating ratio ever. 59.6% for the second quarter. Thoughts
6% operating ratio for q2.
Ok, im gonna stop you right there. Your probrably right now thinking to yourself that your voice is finally being heard and UP is being exposed to the public and your Union is finally stepping up. Well your dead wrong. All you Carman know dam well... — read more
What does everyone think about people in Mechanical department volunteering to work overtime versus being forced?
It will be sad to go when my number is called. I have sacrificed a lot for this company. It's sad that some college kid who punches numbers and hides injuries from the FEDS to get his bonus on the hard work of others gets to stay.
I know it’s hard to tell, especially in this situation where layoffs and furloughs are happening left and right, but is there any talk or rumors regarding where layoffs could strike next and what locations could be impacted?
Flat switching is going horrible right now. Venas contract needs to get terminated. Conductors furloughed. More Carmen furloughs are coming soon. This is a hump yard. No way around it. Automate the hump and let us railroad!!! You got rid of that... — read more
What ever happened to the people that would know how to run the company that started from the bottom and worked there way up . After all that's how America became strong . Not some CEO that never worked for the railroads.
Always hearing rumors of desoto shop getting shut down or people getting a lay off... any word?
I never understand why people who are eligible to retire just keep hanging around. And most of them are always complaining about the conditions too. We had a coworker who retired and actually takes home more per month on retirement with the two... — read more
I realized there is really nothing for us to look forward to on July 18. There is no best case scenario for us here - no matter how well or badly Union Pacific is doing, the answer will always be layoffs. The only thing we can guess is how bad... — read more
Nlr is by far the best hump yard and servicing facility on the system. The numbers do not lie!
I understand that no one can tell what are the correct numbers, but what numbers are we talking about here , on the level of the whole company? Also, can any of these folks ever expect to come back?
In the last round of layoffs director and MM2 furloughed in seniority order. Multiple CDL/DOT qualified members held support track jobs but were furloughed anyway! Why is it being handled differently this time?
Proviso Yard and Chicago in general has the best railroaders on planet Earth, flat switch, build any length train in mind blowing time, qualified passenger conductors dealing with public one day, moving freight the next in the hottest, coldest temps... — read more
Who all going to grease their palms and rush down to see Big Boy.
Am I to assume that on or after 2020 this will be over and the company will be satisfied? And whats with the managers threatening to lay off more people when they assume everyone is laying down on them? How would that even get productivity up? Like... — read more
Are we more productive? I don't think so! Are We making more money? No! Are we a growing company? Hell no. All is see behind their plans and policies is giving up on the only thing that made vale and made a difference. The people.
You really think being more productive is going to save your job. It's a money game. The only way that they'll stop with these layoffs is if that stock price go down. What sense does it make to layoff people when you're not getting your numbers and... — read more
Ok so were all being exposed to the PSR madness, yes it doesnt seem moral, yes management isnt too bright, were all getting worked up over this mess and its time to STL!!! Take a breath, take a minute, and focus on something, your life and your... — read more
We were just informed yesterday about a "Burn Chart". Its the companies new way of measuring production (mechanically) at each location. Ask your Manager/Director or whoever to see that chart !!! It will have your yards production percentage. If you... — read more
What's the word out of the north platte town hall?
Today 11 carman were furloughed in the LA service unit car department
More and bigger cuts coming!! https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-union-pacific-closing-facilities-and-laying-off-workers-20190710-qym5h42zmjgjrb3ujgdl4hlg6y-story.html — read more
They keep laying off employees who actually do the work but keep all the Managers, Directors. It is getting that each Manager is managing two employees. Now that s efficiency! Makes no sense?
Where to start? Management is so out of touch with reality it is embarrassing. They spend so much money training you , then spend the rest of your career trying to fire you. They hire people straight out of college that have never worked the job... — read more
Furloughed our brothers at Little Rock today. 1 Foreman 7 Carmen Yet we still have multiple managers still employed. — read more
Safe! Best numbers in the region. Only lost 1 carman, keeping all the foremen and foreman general. Denver might be losing more today though