Kentucky: ‘Miners must be paid.’ Feds seek to bar shipment of coal from bankrupt Blackjewel.

By Bill Estep and Will Wright, Lexington Herald Leader; August 6, 2019 Federal officials have asked a judge to block…

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Amtrak: Elimination of Indiana’s Hoosier State line could threaten jobs at Beech Grove yard

By Julia Deng, WISH TV 8; April 25, 2019 BEECH GROVE, Ind. (WISH) — Hundreds of Amtrak jobs in Beech…

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Precision Scheduled Railroading: Short-term gains, but at what cost?

By Dennis R. Pierce, National President, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, Railway Age Magazine; April 21, 2019 Much is…

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Message from unions visiting Capitol Hill: Hostile Amtrak

Lawmakers unswayed by Ethiopian crash report By SAM MINTZ, With help from Stephanie Beasley and Alex Guillén, Politco Morning Report;…

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Ontario: Restore Northlander, province urged

By Gord Young, North Bay Nugget; February 9, 2019 Unions representing workers at the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission are calling…

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National Mediation Board eyes easier union ‘ouster’ procedure

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; February 1, 2019 In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking…

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Future of BNSF’s Havelock shops in Nebraska uncertain; 400 workers could be affected

By MATT OLBERDING, Lincoln Journal Star; January 29, 2019 The future of BNSF Railways’ Havelock shops appears to be up…

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Editorial Opinion: The Long Island Rail Road must clean up its act

By The Editorial Board, Newsday; January 21, 2019 There’s no question the Long Island Rail Road has a mess to…

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Canadian Pacific rail workers ratify new 4-year labour agreement

By The Canadian Press, Bloomberg; December 28, 2018 CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. says Unifor members have ratified a…

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Status Update: Amtrak working on relocation options for Riverside, California call center employees

By Jack Katzanek, The Press-Enterprise; November 26, 2018 Officials with Amtrak said they are working on relocation options for employees…

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Amtrak’s Problems Actually Extend Much Further Than Recent String of Accidents

By Sarah Skootsky, Observer.com; November 2, 2018 The past few days have been rough for Amtrak. On Thursday morning, a…

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The Daily CSX: CSX actions add to shipper woes

By Ann Warner, Railway Age Magazine; February 28, 2018 CSX’s unions are the latest in a long line of the…

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The Daily CSX – CSX: A mighty fine line, but …

By Frank N. Wilner, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; February 5, 2018 CSX is a mighty fine line, with an…

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Two Major Unions Join In Ratifying Agreements With The Freight Railroads

A press release from National Railway Labor Conference: Accords now cover more than 81,000 employees in national bargaining ARLINGTON, Va.,…

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Canadian Pacific Rail train crews reject contract extension

By Eric Atkins, Railway Industry Reporter, The Globe and Mail; November 2, 2017 Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. train crews voted…

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Can labor deal survive a social media attack?

By Frank N. Wilner, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 6, 2017 A tentative national agreement on wages, benefits and…

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