U.S., New York: Long Island Rail Road hit hard on different fronts by crisis, tries to forge ahead

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; April 1, 2020 LIRR management and union leaders are urging workers to do their part…

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Strike at Canada’s biggest railroad enters third day as talks continue

From Reuters, Edmonton Sun; November 21, 2019 MONTREAL/WINNIPEG — A strike at Canada’s biggest railroad, Canadian National Railway Co, entered…

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority offers employees 4 hours of pay to not vote during work

By David Meyer, New York Post; November 4, 2019 At the MTA, it pays vote early. The transit agency offered…

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Opinion by Ty Dragoo: Railroads owe American taxpayers, not Wall Street

By Ty Dragoo, Special to GateHouse Kansas, Leavenworth Times; October 15, 2019 America’s railroads are going through a round of…

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New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority audit blasts antiquated Long Island Rail Road work rules with ‘no modern justification’

By Nolan Hicks, New York Post; August 15, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road awards overtime at nearly double the…

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New Jersey Transit engineers refuse to work overtime as part of dispute. Your commute will get worse.

By Larry Higgs, NJ.com; June 25, 2019 Commuter train engineers are protesting an alleged NJ Transit contract violation by refusing…

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Union leaders criticize precision scheduled railroading

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; June 21, 2019 The implementation of precision scheduled railroading (PSR) has contributed to dwindling morale…

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Rail Unions to Congress: Safety is Not Negotiable

From Staff, AJOT.com; June 19, 2019 More than 150 years after the completion of the transcontinental railroad, rail remains a…

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Watchdog group to New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority: Shrink labor costs, save hundreds of millions

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; April 30, 2019 A new report by a fiscal watchdog group calls on the MTA…

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