Altoona politicians condemn latest round of NS layoffs at Juniata shop

(Source: Altoona Mirror, November 6, 2019)

ALTOONA, Pa. — The layoff of 95 more workers at the Juniata Locomotive Shop has a local labor leader wondering what’s next. Tuesday’s layoffs followed on the heels of a layoff of about 100 workers on Sept. 3. The latest layoffs bring employment at the shop down to about 555. Republican state Rep. Lou Schmitt, whose district includes the Juniata shop, said in an email, “I am bitterly disappointed at the ongoing reductions of the Juniata shop workforce, and I am concerned about the effect of those reductions on the lives of the people in this area and our local economy.”

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
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