Tuesday, February 18, 2020

SHAME!!! KANSAS CITY RAILROAD WORKERS WITHOUT PAY AFTER LAYOFFS!!!

A glimpse at local struggle and the decline of Midwest industry. Read more:

Some laid-off Kansas City railroad workers still waiting on unemployment pay

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Four months after at least 200 railroad employees were laid off at Kansas City's Neff Yard, some of them are still struggling to get their unemployment checks. The Union Pacific railroad workers lost their jobs effective immediately in October. It was part of what the company called its Unified Plan 2020 to [...]

9 comments:

Hyperblogal said...

Trucking in recession, rail yards closed...but boy what a booming economy.

Anonymous said...

MAGA!!! This economy is winning so hard!!

Anonymous said...

Railroads are still moving lots and lot of freight, they like many other places have figured out how to do it with less people. Men use to make up the trains now it's all done by computer. Men use to throw all the switches it's now done by computer. Trains no longer have a caboose, was a waste of manpower and that's why they are gone. A guy I know whose son is a UP man his first 15 years was laid off about as much as he worked. Now he has the seniority he should be safe till retiring. Many jobs every year are replaced by computers and machines. But a good machinist can find work anywhere. You can't go to work at a railroad and not quickly become aware of how they operate. They are more or less self sufficient when it comes to retirement and unemployment and have some very strange rules of how they do things. But if that isn't something you like then you best not plan on making a career with them because it's been that way for many years.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Hypergobbledygoo

If trucking is in such a recession like you claim it is, please explain why my husband has only been home two days since 12/27? He keeps getting booked from one haul to the next with the same as no downtime other than DOT required. Sure he is making a lot of money during a time when freight is usually slow, but a recession, it sure the hell isn't. I do the books for our owner/operator hauling business with two trucks and the past three years have been our best. Neither truck is sitting in truck stops looking for loads or taking loads that barely pay for the fuel only. Get your facts correct or stop driving for places like JB Hunt or Schneider.

Catch you on the flip flop, we gone, bye bye fool.

Anonymous said...

^^well the real reason he's gone so much is because he has another family. We out, we gone, bye bye.

Anonymous said...

^^Stupid retarded post by a stupid retarded fool who has no clue about life or modern day trucking. Please do us all a favor and stay gone.

Anonymous said...

1:04 is the one who says OK Boomer all the time. 1:04 looks in a mirror and says, “I am guilty of stupidity, arrogance, and hate.”

Anonymous said...

Well, what's Obama trying to take credit for if it's such a bad economy? O noes! Which spin do you pick? Lol

Anonymous said...

Obama thinks so.;)