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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Cases Seeking to Gut Airline, Railroad Union Power

In a victory for the IAM and transportation union members across the country, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear two cases that sought to bring anti-union, so-called “right-to-work” laws to the airlines and railroads. The cases sought to extend the landmark Janus ruling, which allowed public sector workers to receive the benefits […]

President Maratea Continues to Hit-The-Road Meeting with Members On-The-Job

TCU National President Maratea, National Secretary-Treasurer Stan Boyd, and BRC General President Rich Johnson visited members working on the job in Boston, Somerville and Houston. They met with members working at Amtrak, Keolis, Koppers and Union Pacific. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic TCU members have been working on the front lines, keeping the traveling public safe […]

Statement of TCU National President Artie Maratea on the Amtrak Empire Builder Derailment in Montana

Statement of TCU National President Artie Maratea: Photo credit: Kimberly Fossen via AP “Everyone at TCU was stunned and saddened to hear of the Amtrak Empire Builder derailment in Montana yesterday. We still do not know the full extent of the derailment and the injuries that may have been caused, but TCU will do all […]

Railroad mega-merger keeps getting sidetracked

By Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata for We’ve written before that much of U.S. antitrust law is antiquated, having been written over a century ago to regulate railroads.  Yes, but: What we’ve not really mentioned is that railroad-specific rules were updated much more recently, and are complicating one of the largest announced mergers of […]

Peak season: Let the chaos commence

Multiple railroads had more than 20 miles of trains stuck near Chicago recently By Todd Maiden for Freight markets have entered their second year of extreme dislocation, brought on by record consumer spending and a transportation network that doesn’t have the labor or equipment to fill the need. A lack of openings on ocean […]

U.S. railroad operator Union Pacific’s quarterly profit jumps 59%

Story published by July 22 (Reuters) – Top U.S. railroad operator Union Pacific Corp (UNP.N) reported a 59% jump in its quarterly profit on Thursday, as it shipped more industrial chemicals, metals, petroleum, and liquefied petroleum gas. The company’s net income for the second quarter, that ended on June 30, rose to $1.798 billion from $1.13 […]

TTX Still Looking to Fill Several Open Carmen Positions

TTX still has several open positions due to the uptick of traffic. They have exhausted all of their furloughed Carmen lists available for recall and are in desperate need of Carmen in the following locations: Chicago, ILDenver, COHarrisburg, PAChambersburg, PALos Angeles & the surrounding areasAtlanta, GAGardner, KSNorth Baltimore, OHJacksonville, FLSpokane, WAFlat Rock, MINorfolk, VADallas, TX […]

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October 2021