Archive for July 9, 2018

Brother involved in tragic accident while on vacation

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

(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

(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

(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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