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Conway workers, elected officials caught off guard by Norfolk Southern job cuts

(Source: Ellwood City Ledger, September 4, 2019)

CONWAY, Pa. — Norfolk Southern Railway did not give local leaders prior notice before cutting more than 50 employees at the Conway Yards switching station Tuesday. “It was mostly mechanics and electricians who were let go,” said one person who still works at Conway Yards and spoke on the condition of anonymity. “Someone from corporate came in to reassure everyone afterward, but he sidestepped our questions. We’re frustrated with how it’s been handled.” The railroad’s strategy to downsize and cut jobs (PSR) has been criticized by unions, including the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, for putting profits ahead of people.

Full story: Ellwood City Ledger

Thursday, September 5, 2019

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