Teamsters Canada Rail Conference claims CN, CPKC seek work stoppage

By Trains Staff for trains.com Union says railroads seek to eliminate rest-period rules MONTREAL — The president of Teamsters Canada claims Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Kansas City are seeking a work stoppage in an effort to eliminate rest provisions for workers, the union said in a press release today (Monday, Feb. 19). To continue reading…

US railroad group wants to make tracking train cargo as easy as on Amazon

By Lisa Baertlein February 15, 20245:07 AM CSTUpdated a day ago for reuters.com LOS ANGELES, Feb 15 (Reuters) – U.S. shoppers can easily track Amazon packages to their front door, but big railroad customers can’t see the real-time location of shipments of BMW luxury cars, fuel or fertilizer as they crisscross the country. A U.S. coalition […]

Border bridges blocked as rail workers seek back pay, benefits

Former Mexican railway workers disrupted commerce at border crossings in Arizona, Texas Noi Mahoney·Wednesday, February 14, 2024 for freightwaves.com Former Mexican rail workers held protests and blockades at U.S.-Mexico border crossings in Arizona and Texas on Wednesday, seeking benefits, severance pay and more communication from the federal government. To continue reading…

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 trains.com 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 […]

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