News Wire: NS axes about 230 workers in Pennsylvania and Virginia

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 9:37 AM

ALTOONA, Pa. — At least 230 Norfolk Southern railroaders are out of work this afternoon after they've been told they've been furloughed, media outlets in Altoona, and Roanoke, Va., report. Norfolk Southern media officials confirmed a statemen...

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Posted by zardoz on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 11:00 AM

Personnel

Screwed

Repeatedly

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Posted by switch7frg on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 4:10 PM

I can only wonder if any top brass got the (boot).

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Posted by Juniata Man on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 4:48 PM

switch7frg

I can only wonder if any top brass got the (boot).

 

Surely you jest!  The LAST people to be shown the door are those responsible for creating the mess.

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 7:18 PM

switch7frg
I can only wonder if any top brass got the (boot).

Top brass - no!

Entry level brass reaching for the brass ring - they are no more than wage slaves to be tortured and abused shining the boots of the top brass - if they aren't let go.

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Posted by jeffhergert on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 8:44 PM

Juniata Man

 

 
switch7frg

I can only wonder if any top brass got the (boot).

 

 

 

Surely you jest!  The LAST people to be shown the door are those responsible for creating the mess.

 

They probably created an executive level position to handle the large scale furloughs and associated news spin.

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Posted by Juniata Man on Thursday, September 05, 2019 5:09 PM

jeffhergert

 

 
Juniata Man

 

 
switch7frg

I can only wonder if any top brass got the (boot).

 

 

 

Surely you jest!  The LAST people to be shown the door are those responsible for creating the mess.

 

 

 

They probably created an executive level position to handle the large scale furloughs and associated news spin.

Jeff

 

And this individual will likely be very busy.

Story over on Newswire quotes NS’ Alan Shaw as saying they are looking to improve the productivity of yard and local crews which is management speak for “we’re getting rid of more people.”

This tends to confirm what I’m hearing that utility and brakeman positions will either be eliminated or drastically cut in yard and local service.  

This should be another homerun for shareholders and executive bonuses while at the same time locals are unable to complete all their work and getting trains into and out of yards will become problematic.  I would not be surprised if safety suffers as well.

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