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Reba Mae Inman 

Dec 31, 1943 – Mar 11, 2023 Reba Mae Inman entered into rest at her home on Saturday, March 11, 2023, surrounded by her loving family at the age of 79 Years, 2 Months, and 11 Days. She was born December 31, 1943 in Arcadia, Missouri, to the late Marvin and Fay (Reed) Swaringim. Reba […]

Union Pacific to seek new CEO after hedge fund prods board of directors

By Bill Stephens | February 26, 2023 for Soroban Capital touts former COO Jim Vena as replacement for CEO Lance Fritz A hedge fund, arguing that Union Pacific ranks dead last in every important operating metric, has asked the railroad’s board of directors to replace current CEO Lance Fritz with former Chief Operating Officer Jim Vena. […]

Norfolk Southern CEO defends railroad’s response to Ohio derailment

By Artemis Moshtaghian, Linh Tran, Yon Pomrenze and Chris Isidore, East Palestine, Ohio(CNN)Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw defended his company’s actions since the disaster caused by the derailment of one of its trains in East Palestine, Ohio, and promised the railroad will pay for the cleanup. “Norfolk Southern is committed to the community and […]

Two rail unions reach deal with CSX railroad for paid sick time

By Vanessa Yurkevich, for CSX Transportation announced Tuesday that it had reached a deal with two railroad unions regarding paid sick leave. The agreement reached between CSX and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division, which represents engineers, and the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen, which represents mechanical workers, will provide 5,000 union members […]

Smarter Railroad Tracks Are Boosting Train Safety And Efficiency

By Alan Ohnsman Forbes Staff for Think “advanced rail technology” and bullet trains or magnetic-levitation systems might come to mind. But what about the steel rails freight and passenger trains run on? Advances in machine learning, big data collection and voice-recognition tools that have transformed manufacturing, cars, retail and social media are also being […]


TCU members working at METRA will be eligible for paid parental leave thanks to a new agreement effective January 1, 2023.  The agreement provides up to four (4) weeks of paid leave for parents to bond with newborn or adopted children.  “The ability for parents to have access to paid time to care for newborn […]

Railroad strike might be in order

By Thomas A. Moran for| January 8, 2023 12:00 AM I have closely followed the two and a half year long saga of contract negotiations between the nation’s major railroads and labor organizations from the perspective of a former BNSF Railway employee and SMART-TD union representative. The recent front page article in the Daily Inter Lake (New […]


In accordance with the IAM Constitution and as noted in this letter, their monthly per capita tax is increased by using the average of the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) as published by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Canadian […]

Rail industry must overcome strained labor relations in order to survive

‘We want to see attrition rates and quality of life improved’ By  Joanna Marsh for The drama about whether union members would go on strike has passed, with Congress passing legislation and President Joe Biden signing that legislation requiring all unions to ratify the labor agreement that union and railroad negotiators reached in September.  But the battle […]

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March 2023