UP to lay off nearly 200 near Hermiston

Herald and News - 05-21

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HERMISTON — Union Pacific Railroad said Wednesday it will lay off as many as 195 workers at two sites in Hermiston. In a letter, the Nebraska-based company told Oregon officials the layoffs are part of “efforts to run an efficient railroad.” Those losing their jobs include machinists, electricians, switchmen, material handlers and general laborers.