Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 October 2018
Folks, The writing is right here and black and white!!
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Union Pacific Railroad plans on eliminating
475 positions by December. Two-hundred contractor positions will be
eliminated too. UPRR is calling it organizational changes.
Corporate Spokesperson Raquel Espinoza says the information was
communicated with employees today (Tuesday). The company will eliminate
five service units, including the facility in Denver.The impacted
positions are in various locations across the UP system.
This is the first of what likely will be additional workforce reduction
initiatives through 2020. U.P. Chairman Lance Fritz says workforce
reductions are "extremely difficult decisions to make because we
recognize the impact they have on families, friends and co-workers."
Specifically in the memo, the company outlined:
ē Consolidating the Operating Department from three regions to two. The
organization will consist of the Northern Region and Southern Region.
ē Eliminating five service units as part of the overall Operating
consolidation, with work being folded into the remaining service units.
The eliminated service units are Denver, Livonia, St. Louis, Sunset and
ē Centralizing regional Engineering to form a single Engineering
organization focused on driving networkwide strategies to increase
construction, inspection and maintenance efficiencies.
ē Transferring the Customer Care and Support (CC&S) function from
Marketing and Sales to Operating. While the current structure is a
strong conduit between UPís customers and the Operating teams in the
field, this realignment will streamline two-way communications with
customers and lead to faster service-issue resolutions.
Selma Farm, UPís business, conference and hospitality property located
about 45 minutes south of St. Louis, will close. The company acquired
Selma Farm as part of the 1986 Missouri Pacific merger.
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