Union Pacific CEO: First steel tariffs had an immediate and direct impact

July 20, 2018

(Source: CNBC, July 19, 2018) NEW YORK — In a television interview with CNBC, Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz discusses the rail operator’s quarterly earnings and the impact of the Trump administration’s trade policies on the business. Full story and video: CNBC Friday, July 20, 2018

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Union Pacific’s 2Q 2018 performance hurt by train crew shortages

July 20, 2018

(Source: Associated Press, July 19, 2018) OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific hauled in 29 percent more second-quarter profit as the railroad handled 4 percent more shipments, but the results might have been better if not for some operational challenges. UP CEO Lance Fritz said the railroad’s performance was hurt by shortages of train crews and…

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Union Pacific reports Q2 2018 results

July 20, 2018

(Source: Union Pacific press release, July 19, 2018) OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific Corporation today reported 2018 second quarter net income of $1.5 billion, or a second quarter record $1.98 per diluted share. This compares to $1.2 billion, or $1.45 per diluted share, in the second quarter 2017. Second Quarter Results • Diluted earnings per…

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Open Enrollment for the BLET Short Term Disability On-The-Job (Part B) Coverage

July 20, 2018

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, July 16 — Open Enrollment for the BLET’s Short Term Disability On-The-Job (Part B) insurance has started and will end on July 31, 2018. Those who enroll will have their coverage take effect on August 1, 2018. If you are a locomotive engineer working on a participating railroad your Off-The-Job (Part A) coverage…

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Brother involved in tragic accident while on vacation

July 9, 2018

We are raising money for our friend and brother Shawn Fowler’s family that is left behind due to a tragic accident while on vacation. He was stopped helping a fellow friend that was broke down on a freeway in San Bernardino, CA and was the victim of a drive-by shooting. Shawn was the only provider…

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Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen continues fight to save American jobs on the Texas border

July 9, 2018

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, July 9 — On Friday afternoon, July 6, U.S. District Court Judge Diana Saldaña blocked a strike by members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) employed by the Texas Mexican Railway (Tex Mex), which was scheduled to begin at 12:01 a.m. on July 9, by granting a Preliminary Injunction that…

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For 60 Years, This Powerful Conservative Group Has Worked to Crush Labor

July 9, 2018

(Source: thenation.com 07/05/18) Now the Janus decision has helped push the National Right to Work Committee and its sister organizations closer to that goal. By Moshe Z. Marvit July 5, 2018 Mark Janus, left, and Governor Bruce Rauner (R-IL) speak to the press outside the US Supreme Court Building after the announcement of the Janus v. AFSCME decision. (AP…

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Class I railroads continue the longer-train trend

July 9, 2018

(Source: Progressive Railroading magazine, July 2018 issue) At any given time on Class Is’ networks, trains stretching from 10,000 to 15,000 feet long are snaking their way to a destination. Pulling well more than 100 cars, the trains are much longer than — and in some cases more than double the size of — a…

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AAR reports rail traffic for June and the week ending June 30, 2018

July 9, 2018

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, July 4, 2018) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 30, 2018, as well as volumes for June 2018. U.S. railroads originated 1,080,769 carloads in June 2018, up 2.0 percent, or 21,098 carloads, from June 2017. U.S.…

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In westbound oil trains, worries focus on the next big spill

July 9, 2018

(Source: The Oregonian, July 8, 2018) WEST GLACIER, Mont. — For about 30 miles alongside Glacier National Park, oil and water run together. The Middle Fork of the Flathead River marks Glacier’s southern boundary. On the far bank lies BNSF Railway’s “Hi-Line,” one of the main routes for transporting crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken…

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The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen - UP Western Region GCA represents locomotive engineers working in the Western Region of the Union Pacific Railroad, which encompasses Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and portions of Nevada. We also represent members on the Portland & Western Railroad as well as the Portland Terminal Railroad.

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