Monday, November 18, 2019
KANSAS CITY WORKER PUSH BACK: UNION PACIFIC 'BIG BOY' PUBLICITY COVERAGE MUST MENTION RECENT LOCAL LAYOFFS!!!
Kansas City still loves train but a recent weekend blitz of hype stopped on reader in his tracks.
A glimpse at the local hype machine as one of the biggest local rail yards has been silenced after a devastating economic cutback:
Historic Union Pacific Big Boy locomotive rolls into Kansas City
And here's the retort . . .
"TKC, REMEMBER THIS . . . Union Pacific was $6 billion in PROFIT last year. A record breaking year for them. They garnered $1.4 billion in PROFIT in their first quarter this year. Yet they cut jobs for HUNDREDS of your fellow Kansas City residents. Why? Because they want to remain "competitive" and cut operating expenses. I know because I'm one of them. It's just sad to see my hometown support and rally at events like the one at Union Station recently with their steam engine.
So, I'm sorry if I'm not cheering for their local train along with the dopes in the crowd. Maybe the real news should connect the local workers out in the cold this year instead of just more toy train coverage???? "
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