More job cuts hit UP’s Bailey Yard

(Source: North Platte Telegraph, June 6, 2019) 

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — The Union Pacific Railroad Wednesday carried out additional job reductions at North Platte’s Bailey Yard, the latest in a series of furloughs and job eliminations under U.P.’s systemwide Unified Plan 2020. Based on previous Bailey Yard employment estimates given to the chamber, he said, U.P. has cut about 200 net jobs at the world’s largest rail classification yard over the last three years. U.P. officials pegged Bailey’s employment at 2,048 in a meeting with community leaders last month, Person said. Based on the chamber’s newest information, he said, the latest cuts should leave the yard with right around 2,000 employees.

Full story: North Platte Telegraph

Thursday, June 6, 2019