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Union Pacific eliminates management jobs as part of plan to speed decision making at the railroad

BY JOSH FUNK for apnews.com OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific is trimming the ranks of the railroad’s management employees as part of the new CEO’s push to eliminate layers of bosses involved in decision making. The railroad, based in Omaha, Nebraska, said Wednesday that it is eliminating less than 5% of its roughly 5,600 management jobs. Everyone […]

Railroads back plan calling for 24% raises, but workers wary

Courtesy of the Associated Press The major freight railroads signaled they’re ready to negotiate a new deal with their workers based on a presidential report that calls for 24% raises, but the 12 unions involved in the stalled talks covering 115,000 workers still haven’t commented on the recommendations. The group that represents BNSF, Union Pacific, Norfolk […]

Court to UP: Cease ‘Antiunion Animus’

Written by Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor for railwayage.com Novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.” They also are very different from the labor union brothers and sisters they employ. Take, for example, Union Pacific (UP), which boasts of a spectacularly successful […]

Union Pacific Announces Largest-Ever Disaster Relief Donation to Support Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief

Courtesy of prnewswire.com Union Pacific is making its largest-ever corporate disaster relief donation of $500,000 to support humanitarian relief in Ukraine. Giving will be split evenly between the American Red Cross and Save the Children and comes after an overwhelming showing of employee generosity. Earlier this month, Union Pacific announced a 2:1 match for employees donating to six […]

Federal infrastructure package could resolve railroad crew debate

The Wyoming Legislature has long wrestled with the question of whether to mandate two-person crews on the freight trains that traverse Wyoming’s more than 1,800 miles of track.  Now, the federal government may take action that resolves the issue — if the infrastructure package currently stalled in Congress passes.  The two-person crew mandate was adopted […]

Union Pacific opening new terminal in southern California

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor for rt&s.com Union Pacific continues to invest in its intermodal franchise. Union Pacific [Tuesday] announced plans to open a new intermodal terminal in the heart of Southern California’s import distribution region. It is the fastest growing region of industrial warehousing and continues to be a leader throughout the United […]

Union Pacific sees battery-electric locomotives as the future

By Bill Stephens for trains.com Railroad will also explore other alternatives to diesels, install fuel-saving technologies OMAHA, Neb. — With a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 26% by the end of the decade, Union Pacific is working to improve locomotive fuel efficiency, plans to roll out battery-electric locomotives soon, and is exploring alternatives to […]

Union Pacific says autonomous trains are the answer to driverless trucks

Until autonomous technology is ready, CEO says railroad needs one-man crews to stay competitive By Bill Stephens for trains.com OMAHA, Neb. — How can railroads compete with autonomous or electric trucks that would dramatically reduce the cost of trucking? “Ultimately, our answer to autonomous trucks is autonomous trains,” Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz says. A […]

UP constructing grain transload terminal near Chicago

Published by progressiverailroading.com Union Pacific Railroad is building a state-of-the-art grain transload facility within its Global IV intermodal terminal in Joliet, Illinois. The UP Global IV Transload facility will be managed by JCT, a 50-50 joint venture between Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. and Gavilon Grain LLC. Construction began this month and completion is anticipated by fourth-quarter 2021. Once fully […]

Fundraiser aims to keep railroad in Palestine

BY PENNYLYNN WEBB for palestineherald.com Area residents are asked to band together with a group of current and retired railroad employees in a fight to keep Union Pacific Railroad in Palestine. Harris Lohmeyer started a GoFundMe account seeking donations from the people of Palestine and Anderson County with the intent of hiring legal counsel to […]

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