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BLET Newsletter

United Auto Workers open tense labor talks with Ford, GM, Fiat, Chrysler

(Source: CNBC, July 15, 2019) DEARBORN, Mich. — Billions of dollars in investments and the viability of the U.S. auto industry ...
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Class-action lawsuit targets Blackjewel LLC

(Source: Gillette News Record, July 9, 2019) GILLETTE, Wyo. — A Gillette employee of Blackjewel LLC has filed a class-action lawsuit ...
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North Dakota files petition to block Washington state from restricting oil train shipments

(Source: Freight Waves, July 17, 2019) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — North Dakota filed a petition on the afternoon of July 17 asking ...
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Union Pacific reports Q2 2019 results

(Source: Union Pacific press release, July 18, 2019) OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific Corporation today reported 2019 second quarter net income of ...
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AAR reports rail traffic for week ending July 6, 2019

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, July 10, 2019) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. ...
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CSX sees record operating ratio in Q2 2019

(Source: Freight Waves, July 16, 2019) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Despite a drop in profit in the second quarter, CSX’s operating ratio ...
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Employees say Union Pacific’s PSR, longer trains and job cuts are dangerous

(Source: Television station KUTV, July 16, 2019)SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Union Pacific Railroad derailments have made a lot of ...
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Class I railroads continue the longer-train trend

(Source: Progressive Railroading July 2018) Last year, Union Pacific Railroad set a record in all five of its train-length categories. ...
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Past Practice

(Source: Conference Reporter Newsletter 07/11/2019)  A well-known Baltimore labor arbitrator gave the audience this framework for understanding past practice.   1.   ...
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U.S. rail traffic slump continued in Week 27

(Source: Progressive Railroading 7/11/2019) U.S. railroads started July the same way they ended June: a year-over-year decline in carload and ...
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Union Pacific’s new reservation system set to kick in with fines

(Source: Railway Track & Structures, July 8, 2019) NEW YORK — You have 24 hours. That’s it. With precision scheduled railroading ...
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TriMet to begin light-rail track work

TriMet crews will replace some sections of track and switches, as well as upgrade signal components and eliminate a manual ...
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