Butler Yard eliminates positions as UP streamlines operations

(Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 5, 2019) 

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — The rail yard that contributed to the beginnings of the village of Butler will soon be pared down. Union Pacific Railroad announced that, effective Feb. 5, the Butler Yard will reduce operations and close its mechanical shop. The yard is at 11926 W. Hampton Ave. in Milwaukee, about a block east of the Butler village limits. UP would not specify how many yard jobs were cut, but did say that about 450 mechanical positions would be eliminated. 

Full story: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wednesday, February 6, 2019