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Union Pacific sued over alleged contamination of Houston neighborhood, resulting in cancer cluster and toxic groundwater plume

(Source: Press release from The Gibson Law Firm, February 3, 2020)HOUSTON — Over 80 residents in the Houston neighborhoods of ...
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STB: Class I fuel surcharge revenues total $1 billion in Q4 2019, down 8% on quarter

(Source: S&P Global Platts, February 3, 2020)HOUSTON — Fuel surcharge revenue for the seven Class I railroads totaled roughly $1 ...
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House railroad subcommittee slates hearing on grade crossing safety

(Source: Progressive Railroading 01/31/2020) The U.S. House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials will hold a hearing next week on the ...
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Four more state legislatures introduce two-person train crew bills

(Source: Freight Waves, February 3, 3030)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Virginia, Missouri, New York and Wyoming state legislators are considering whether to ...
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U.S. freight-rail traffic slump continues

(Source: Progressive Railroading 01/30/2020) U.S. railroads hauled 485,282 carloads and intermodal units during the week ending Jan. 25, a 6.7 ...
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House Democrats unveil $760B infrastructure plan

(Source: Progressive Railroading 01/30/2020) U.S. House Democratic leaders yesterday released the framework for a new $760 billion proposal to address ...
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Union Pacific to reopen almost 60 lanes, reversing course of last year

(Source: Supply Chain Dive, January 29, 2020)WASHINGTON, D.C. — Union Pacific Railroad will reopen 58 interline service lanes with CSX ...
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U.S. Class I employment dipped in December

All six workforce categories posted month-to-month employment decreases. Photo – BNSF (Source: Progressive Railroading 01/27/2020) As of mid-December 2019, Class ...
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In memoriam: Onita and Tony Wayland

Former BLET GIA President Onita Wayland died Jan. 20. Her husband, Tony, a retired BLET member, died the next day. ...
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RCMP called to investigate Field, B.C., train derailment that killed 3 CP Rail crew members

(Source: Global News, January 29, 2020)CALGARY — Nearly a year after a tragic train derailment claimed the lives of three ...
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The BLET Short-Term Disability Enhanced-Plan Open Enrollment Ending Soon

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, January 28 — Open Enrollment for the BLET’s Short Term Disability Enhanced-Plan (underwritten by Sun Life Financial) ends Friday, ...
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Union Pacific, Palestine remain deadlocked over contract

(Source: Palestine Herald-Press, January 21, 2020)PALESTINE, Texas — State, city, and county representatives, along with U.S. Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Terrell), ...
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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.

Disclaimer: This website is not affiliated with Union Pacific Railroad, and the information contained within these web pages may not reflect the views or opinions of the Union Pacific Railroad.

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