Month: July 2022

New rule to thwart railroad efforts to cut train crews to 1

By JOSH FUNK AP Business Writer via mrt.com Railroads will be required to maintain two-person crews under a new rule announced Wednesday that will thwart industry efforts to cut crews down to one person. The Federal Railroad Administration said in a rule published in the Federal Register that railroads will be required to continue using […]

Union Pacific engineer laments high level of misrouted freight cars

By Bill Stephens for trains.com In letter to federal regulators, engineer claims cars are on sent on their way to reduce terminal dwell figures Pressure to reduce terminal dwell figures has prompted some Union Pacific yards to routinely depart trains that include misrouted cars simply to get them moving, a UP engineer alleges in a […]

Nation’s supply chain hurt by railroad workers being ‘ground to dust,’ AFL-CIO head says

BY HARRISON MANTAS for star-telegram.com Efforts by national freight rail carriers to increase efficiency are having the opposite effect, a union official said Tuesday. Demoralized workers are leaving the industry causing delays and damage to the national supply chain, said Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO. Major rail carriers have […]

CORPORATE BILLIONAIRES ARE WRECKING THE SUPPLY CHAIN. JUST LOOK AT THE RAILROADS

BY MEL BUER for therealnews.com Draconian labor policies, “cost-cutting” measures, and mass layoffs are decimating US railroad workers for the sake of corporate profits. And the effects are reverberating throughout the supply chain Before these past two years, if you were polling passersby on the street, you would have been hard pressed to find anyone […]

Big business calls on Biden to avert rail strike

U.S. Chamber urges Presidential Emergency Board to resolve stalemate By John Gallagher for freightwaves.com The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is calling on President Joe Biden to help resolve a dispute between the country’s Class 1 railroads and 12 rail unions to avert a possible rail strike beginning July 18. In a letter sent to the […]

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