Category: News

Norfolk Southern first Class I railroad to join FRA’s Confidential Close Call Reporting system

The railroad, BLET, and SMART-TD will begin a one-year pilot program designed to improve safety By Bill Stephens for Norfolk Southern, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, and the SMART-TD union will participate in the Federal Railroad Administration’s Confidential Close Call Reporting system, or C3RS, the railroad and labor unions said in a […]

Norfolk Southern: East Palestine derailment costs railroad $1.1 billion

A financial report filed by Norfolk Southern Corporation this week reveals that the fiery derailment and chemical spill of nearly a year ago has cost the railroad $1.1 billion so far. By Mike Gauntner for A financial report filed by Norfolk Southern Corporation this week reveals that the fiery derailment and chemical spill of nearly […]


Since June of 2022, TCU/IAM members received over 1.7 million dollars as a direct result of grievance settlements on the property and/or arbitration awards. “Filing grievances to protect our members and our work is the primary responsibility of every TCU/IAM Representative. This is absolutely necessary to protect our contracts and ensure our future. 1.7 million dollars […] for Carman Adam Maggard

Lodge 6078 is sad to report that tragedy has struck Carman Adam Maggard and his girlfriend Cheyanne after a fire destroyed their home. Please visit their gofundme and donate whatever you can to help them get back on their feet. Regardless whether or not you can donate, please share with everyone so that they can […]

Dale “Chip” Houzenga Retires

On October 1st 2018, Dale “Chip” Houzenga called it a day on his 39 year and 7 month career at Union Pacific. He spent 11 of those years as a union officer, and he will be greatly missed by his coworkers at the Desoto Car Shop, along with the other members of Lodge 6078. When […]

Edwin Lee Hinchey, 79, De Soto

Edwin Lee Hinchey, 79, of De Soto died April 6, 2018, at Hillcrest Care Center, in De Soto. Mr. Hinchey was a welder for the railroad. He was also a member of New Beginnings Church in Festus. Born July 2, 1938, in Kennett, he was the son of the late Jay and Augusta “Gussie” (Jennings) […]

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July 2024