UP plans $20 billion stock buyback, expects 60% operating ratio

June 1, 2018

(Source: Marketwatch, June 1, 2018) OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific Corp. plans to buy back about $20 billion worth of stock between 2018 and 2020 and expects to achieve a 60% operating ratio on a full-year basis by 2020. Full story: Marketwatch Friday, June 1, 2018

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AAR: U.S. carloads, intermodal traffic up in Week 21

May 31, 2018

(Source: Progressive Railroading 05/31/2018) U.S. railroads moved 565,502 carloads and intermodal units during the week ending May 26, marking a 4.4 percent increase over the same week last year. Total carloads ticked up 3 percent to 273,226 units during Week 21, while intermodal traffic grew 5.8 percent to 292,276 containers and trailers, according to Association of…

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Judge allows federal lawsuit over Millennium coal terminal to proceed

May 31, 2018

(Source: The Daily News, May 31, 2018) TACOMA, Wash. — A federal judge Wednesday declined to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration of interfering with foreign and interstate trade by denying key permits for a proposed coal terminal in Longview. Full story: www.tdn.com Thursday, May 31, 2018

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As PTC deadline nears, are Class I railroads ready?

May 31, 2018

(Source: Supply Chain Dive, May 31, 2018) WASHINGTON, D.C. — With 140,000 miles of freight railroad track across the United States, getting all rails PTC-ready is no easy task. Full story: Supply Chain Dive Thursday, May 31, 2018

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Teamsters reach tentative agreement with CP, ending strike

May 31, 2018

(Source: Teamsters Canada Rail Conference press release, May 30, 2018) CALGARY — The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) reached a tentative agreement with Canadian Pacific (CP) to renew the collective agreement for over 3000 conductors and locomotive engineers, ending a strike that began at 2200 ET yesterday. At the same time, the parties have reached a…

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Trains rerouted after debris falls from Union Pacific tunnel in Oregon

May 30, 2018

(Source: Associated Press, May 29, 2018) OAKRIDGE, Ore. — Officials with Union Pacific Railroad say trains are being rerouted after debris from a train tunnel fell onto the track during maintenance operations southeast of Eugene. Full story: www.usnews.com Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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Flurry of lawsuits against CSX claim working conditions caused cancer

May 30, 2018

(Source: First Coast News, May 29, 2018) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A number of lawsuits have been filed against CSX claiming the working conditions for some workers caused them to develop cancer. Full story and video: www.firstcoastnews.com Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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CP Rail engineers and conductors on strike; IBEW members reach last minute agreement

May 30, 2018

(Source: Canadian Press, May 30, 2018) MONTREAL — Canadian Pacific Rail’s more than 3,000 train operators walked off the job late Tuesday night while a second group of workers reached a tentative contract settlement with the rail company. That announcement came just minutes after CP Rail said a tentative deal had been reached with the…

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Memorial Day 2018

May 25, 2018

By Dennis R. Pierce BLET National President INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, May 25 — Over the past 155 years, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has seen too many of our union members go off to war and not come home. We also know that many of our Brothers and Sisters have lost family and…

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