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Union Pacific train derailed outside of Spokane Yard; at least 4th time since July

(Source: Television station KREM, November 18, 2019)SPOKANE, Wash. — Union Pacific said a train derailed outside of the Spokane Yard ...
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Union Pacific Railroad Employes Health Systems changes name to Iron Road Healthcare

(Source: Iron Road Healthcare press release, November 18, 2019)SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Union Pacific Railroad Employes Health Systems (UPREHS), which ...
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Teamsters Canada: Strike begins at CN

(Source: Progressive Railroading 11/19/2019) About 3,000 conductors, trainmen and yard workers employed by CN walked off the job early this morning, launching ...
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Union Pacific names Williams board director

(Source: Progressive Railroading 11/15/2019) Union Pacific Corp. has elected Christopher Williams to its board. Williams is chairman of Siebert Williams Shank ...
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AAR: Rail traffic down 5.9% for week ending November 9

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, November 13, 2019)WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. ...
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Union Pacific declares fourth quarter 2019 dividend

(Source: Union Pacific Railroad press release, November 14, 2019)OMAHA, Neb. — The Board of Directors of Union Pacific Corporation has declared ...
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CN to cut jobs as trade wars, shaky North American economy take toll

(Source: Financial Post, November 16, 2019)OTTAWA — Canadian National Railway Co. is potentially cutting hundreds of jobs due to a ...
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Another multimillion dollar jury verdict against Amtrak stemming from 2017 Dupont accident

(Source: NW News Network, November 13, 2019)DUPONT, Wash. — Another passenger badly injured in the Amtrak train derailment south of ...
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Washington officials lay out case for “game-changing” bullet train linking Vancouver, Seattle, Portland

(Source: Associated Press, November 12, 2019)SEATTLE — A vote in Washington state last week to roll back car registration fees ...
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AAR: 45 straight weeks of U.S. traffic downturn

(Source: Railway Age, November 13, 2019)NEW YORK — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the ...
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USDOT announces $900 million in FY2019 BUILD grant awards

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Photo – (Source: Progressive Railroading 11/13/19) U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced $900 million ...
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AAR: STB’s proposed rate review rule is ‘unlawful’

"The STB's Final Offer Rate Review proposed rule is fatally flawed and exceeds the agency’s authority in determining rate reasonableness,” ...
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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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