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NCCC, BMWED extend contract cooling-off period into December

(Source: Progressive Railroading 11/10/2022) The National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC) and Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division (BMWED) yesterday agreed to extend their ...
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BLET members to begin voting November 1 on tentative national agreement

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, October 28 — Ballots will be mailed Monday, October 31, to approximately 24,000 BLET members and voting will ...
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Union Pacific CEO Goes Off the Rails Chasing Profits

Opinion by Thomas Black. (Source: Bloomberg.com 10/20/2022) Ramming through price increases is a bad look for a railroad that has ...
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Retiring Vice Presidents Pruitt, Priester address delegates as Fifth National Convention adjourns

LAS VEGAS, October 19 — Delegates on October 13 heard farewell addresses from retiring National Division officers Lee Pruitt and ...
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FRA Administrator Bose talks safety on Day 3 of BLET’s Fifth National Convention

LAS VEGAS, October 13 — “The BLET and the FRA have a shared commitment to make sure rail operations are ...
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Video: Labor Secretary Marty Walsh addresses BLET delegates

U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh thanked railroad workers during his speech to delegates attending the BLET’s Fifth National Convention ...
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Video: IBT General President O’Brien addresses BLET delegates

Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien kicked off the BLET’s Fifth National Convention with an address to delegates on Monday ...
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Video: President Pierce delivers State of the Union speech

BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce delivered the Report of the National President during the morning session of the BLET’s ...
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U.S. rail operators’ volume woes to continue next year

(Source: Reuters, October 19, 2022) Volume woes at U.S. railroad operators are set to spill into next year as labor ...
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Railroad executives want to eliminate conductors — and exhausted rail workers are terrified

(Source: Freight Waves, September 29, 2022) What scares conductor Brian Raleigh the most about the idea of one-person train crews ...
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UP, BNSF say CP-KCS merger will melt down Houston terminal

(Source: Trains Magazine, September 30, 2022) Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern executives say there’s plenty of capacity in Houston ...
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Class Is prep for rail strike, unions cry ‘corporate extortion’

Norfolk Southern Railway announced it is enacting its contingency plan for a controlled shutdown of its network. Photo – shutterstock.com ...
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