Archive for April 8, 2019

Discipline & Social Media

(Source: Conference Reporter Newsletter 04/04/2019) At the conference in Tampa, a nationally-known labor arbitrator gave a lecture on social media.  Here are four take-aways. You posted it, you live with itThis aphorism refers to the following doctrine:  reasonable expectation of privacy.  The Supreme Court created this doctrine as a way to draw the line on…

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SMART TD’s Whitaker succeeds Wier as VP

(Source: Progressive Railroading 04/08/2019) The SMART Transportation Division has announced that John Whitaker has been named vice president to succeed David Wier, who retired April 1. Most recently, Whitaker served as an alternative vice president for SMART TD, according to a press released issued by the union. He began his railroad career in 1997 when he joined…

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STB to review petition to amend rail performance reporting rules

(Source: Progressive Railroading 04/08/2019) The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has opened a rule-making proceeding in response to a petition from the American Chemistry Council to amend the board’s railroad performance data reporting rules. In a filing last week, the STB stated that by opening the proceeding, it is not ruling on the petition’s merits but is seeking more information about several…

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Two Utah museums are honoring the Golden Spike’s 150th anniversary

(Source: Deseret News, April 7, 2019)  SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert declared 2019 the Year of the Train, and the Beehive State has taken that declaration to heart. While May 10 will mark 150 years since the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads joined at Promontory Summit in Box Elder County…

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Union Pacific EVP Knight sells 10,000 shares of company stock

(Source: Highlight Press, April 8, 2019)  NEW YORK — Union Pacific Co. EVP Robert M. Knight, Jr. sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, April 4. The stock was sold at an average price of $170.01, for a total value of $1,700,100.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president…

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