Tag: strike

Rail strike averted for now, but the industry’s not out of the woods yet: Analysis

By Bill Stephens for trains.com Will the rank and file ratify tentative agreements? The prospect of a disruptive U.S. freight railroad strike was averted thanks to the tentative deal reached overnight between the Class I railroads and the labor unions that represent engineers and conductors, but three key questions remain unanswered. And all of them […]

Burr, Wicker Introduce
Resolution Calling for
Adoption of Biden
Administration Rail
Recommendations If
Voluntary Agreements
Are Not Reached

Labor unions holding supply chain hostage, threatening disastrous $2-billion-a-day railway strike courtesy of burr.senate.gov     Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, introduced a resolution that would prevent a disastrous rail […]

Unions blast rail move to delay shipments before deadline

By JOSH FUNK for apnews.com The heads of the nation’s two largest rail unions said Sunday that the freight railroads’ move to begin delaying some shipments ahead of this week’s looming strike deadline is only an attempt to get shippers to increase the pressure on Congress to intervene and block a work stoppage by imposing […]

Biden administration jumps into rail, union talks hoping to avert strike

Eleanor Mueller and Tanya Snyder for news.yahoo.com Labor Secretary Marty Walsh participated in a meeting Wednesday between the National Mediation Board, the country’s largest rail carriers and eight unions in hopes of preventing a strike, a DOL spokesperson confirmed to POLITICO. The involvement of the NMB and now Walsh himself indicates how seriously the Biden […]

Will Congress Halt a Rail Shutdown?

Written by John J. Brennan III and Frank N. Wilner for railwayage.com With release Aug. 16 of non-binding Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) recommendations for voluntary settlement of a 31-month simmering labor-management dispute over amending national wage, benefits and work rules contracts on most Class I and many smaller freight railroads, the question is, “What next?”  […]

Canadian Pacific, union agree to arbitration, ending work stoppage

Members of Teamsters Canada Rail Conference will return to work Story published by trains.com Canadian Pacific and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference have agreed to take their contract dispute to binding arbitration, ending the shutdown of the railroad in Canada that began at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Sunday. The agreement will allow the railroad to […]

Court sides with Union Pacific, thwarting potential strikes

Court decision remains in effect unless court alters its decision By Joanna Marsh for freightwaves.com Union members affiliated with the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way – Employes Division (BMWED) can’t strike against Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) over their concerns about how Union Pacific (UP) has handled the COVID-19 pandemic among its workforce. In a Thursday decision by Judge Brian […]

How a Deadly Railroad Strike Led to the Labor Day Holiday

When the federal government was called in to suppress a railroad workers’ strike, dozens were killed and politicians sought a way to show they still supported workers. Today many Americans see Labor Day as time off from work, an opportunity to enjoy a barbecue with friends and family and a final moment of summertime relaxation […]

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