Tag: Illinois

BNSF wins coal contract, to activate trackage rights over Union Pacific in Missouri

Rights date to agreement from UP-SP merger Published by trains.com WASHINGTON – BNSF Railway will gain trackage rights over a short stretch of Union Pacific’s Jefferson City Subdivision in Missouri to begin serving a power plant 45 miles west of St. Louis. The 11.5 miles of trackage rights will allow BNSF to deliver coal trains […]

Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Laborers Step Up to Provide Food Relief to Other Union Members

By Aaron Gallant for aflcio.org Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of those stories every day. Here’s today’s story.   Members of Laborers (LIUNA) Local 773 delivered fresh produce […]

With recent I-270 repaving work, construction season upshifts to next gear

By Charles Bolinger, charles.bolinger@hearst.com for thetelegraph.com Road construction ramped up in June with the Illinois Department of Transportation’s announcement that Interstate 270 was reduced to one lane between Illinois 3 and the I-55, I-70 and I-270 interchange. The work during the first three weeks of June is the first phase of a much larger repaving […]

St. Louis Regional Freightway identifies $2.2B in 2021 infrastructure projects

The St. Louis Regional Freightway yesterday announced a 2021 list of priority infrastructure projects aimed at addressing manufacturing and logistics industry needs in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. The list contains 21 projects representing a total investment of $2.2 billion. Half of that amount covers projects under construction or funded and expected to get underway, with some projects starting […]

PRO Act vote shows who is and isn’t on the side of workers

By CARL GREENIllinois Correspondent The St. Louis region’s representatives in Congress voted true to their parties’ positions Feb. 6 in the House’s passage of the PRO Act, a strengthening of Labor unions and their members. The Democrats voted for it, but every Republican representing this region voted against the measure to protect the rights of […]

Union Pacific and Workers Sue Each Other Over New Attendance Policy

Story by JEFF D. GORMAN for courthousenews.com (CN) – Union Pacific Railroad and Chicago union workers sued each other on Friday over the implementation of a new attendance policy and the prospect of a strike. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen asked the federal court in Northern Illinois for an injunction against a new […]

Lipinski ‘Proud’ of Endorsement From Railroad Lobbyist

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) gave the railroad industry multiple benefits as chair of the Railroad Subcommittee before receiving the endorsement of CSX lobbyist Tom Livingston. Anti-choice Democrat Rep. Dan Lipinski (Ill.), one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress, has had a hard time winning support from members of his party for his primary against […]

‘Operation Clear Track’ focuses on rail safety, Illinois ranked 3rd in nation for railroad crossing fatalities

Police across the state are partnering with rail and government officials to promote this year’s campaign.Monday, September 23, 2019 — It’s Illinois Rail Safety Week, and police across the state are partnering with rail and government officials to promote “Operation Clear Track.” This campaign is the single largest rail-safety law-enforcement initiative in North America. Monday, […]

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December 2023