7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

News and Issues
User Info

Single mom with breast cancer speaks about struggles after being laid off by Union Pacific

(Source: Television station KETV, February 14, 2019)

OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific laid off 150 workers at its Omaha headquarters Tuesday. JoAnna Draper puts a face and story to those employees, sharing her struggles and fears after being terminated. Perhaps the most troubling part of losing her job is that Draper said she will lose her health insurance at the end of February. Doctors diagnosed the single mom with breast cancer in September. She had surgery in November and started chemotherapy in December. She still has 11 of those treatments remaining and will then start radiation.

Full story: www.ketv.com

Friday, February 15, 2019

Like us on Facebook at

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2019 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts


AAR reports rail traffic for week ending March 16, 2019
Railroads’ flood-ravaged Midwestern tracks trigger FRA emergency declaration
Contractors, railroads battle catastrophic flood damage
Midwest floods stymie rail operations
Flooding cripples agriculture along Missouri River
Flooding bottles up U.S. ethanol
Cyber resiliency: A clear and urgent necessity for modern railroads
St. Paul-Chicago high-speed rail plans scrapped in favor of a second, slower train
NTSB: Impaired truck driver likely caused fatal Amtrak crash involving members of Congress
With its survival on the line, Amtrak shaves 15 minutes off Hoosier State line
Q&A: Longevity of Railroad Retirement beneficiaries
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines