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BLET in catbird seat over crew consist
News item: Vouchsafed to work jointly in gaining legislation or regulation mandating two crew members on every freight train are the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Union (SMART) and…
Amid strike, Bombardier moves three Rockets
A strike by 900 workers continues at Bombardier Transportation's Thunder Bay, Ontario, plant, but the company still moved the first three of 420 Toronto Rocket subway cars for delivery to…
Ports strike threat spurs retail import surge
U.S. rail intermodal volume likely is benefitting from a surge in import volume through U.S. West Coast ports as a labor contract nears expiration, according to a report released Friday,…
LIRR's largest union OKs strike
Long Island Rail Road riders may have to brace for a strike as early as next month, following a unanimous vote Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, by the LIRR's largest union…
Conductors union spurns CN pact
Canadian National said Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons has advised the railroad that "the tentative labor agreements negotiated with the union in October…
Railroad signalmen back California HSR effort
The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, announced "support for the California High-Speed Rail Authority [CHSRA] and California Governor Jerry Brown's budget proposal that would authorize…
Latest BART strike ends after four days
Management and union negotiators reached a deal late Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 to end the four-day strike affecting BART service in the San Francisco Bay area.
BART workers on strike
Six months of labor negotiations between BART employees and management failed to yield enough agreement to avoid a strike, with BART workers walking off the job Friday, Oct. 18, 2013,…
BART operations continue through weekend
BART trains will continue to operate through most of the weekend of Oct. 12-13, 2013, as union representatativs and management agreed to extend contract talks late Thursday, Oct. 10, in…
VIA Rail Canada, union reach tentative accord
VIA Rail Canada announced Friday, June 14, 2013, that it has reached an agreement with the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union, which represents some 2,200 service, sales office and maintenance…
OSHA: NS must redress whistleblower violations
Norfolk Southern Railway Co. has been ordered to pay $1.1 million to three workers following an investigation by the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which found…
Phoenix Valley Metro avoids LRT strike
Valley Metro light rail transit service will be available on New Year's Eve, following an interim agreement between local labor and the LRT contract operator.
CP achieves key labor settlements
Canadian Pacific late Wednesday announced two labor settlements that E. Hunter Harrison, president and CEO, said puts the railroad "in a very good position to continue the work of being an…
Adore or abhor income protection? Thank Jim Hodgson
Perhaps no individual so significantly affected the payment of income protection to rail workers as did President Nixon's labor secretary, James D. Hodgson, who died Nov. 28 at age 96.
CP reaches accord with electrical workers
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) System Council 11 and Canadian Pacific Thursday said the parties have reached a tentative five-year labor agreement covering approximately 450 employees who maintain…
Pittsburgh PAT reaches tentative labor deal
The Pittsburgh-based Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT) and its biggest union have reached a tentative contract agreement that could avert severe rail and bus transit service cutbacks scheduled for…
Teamsters weigh strike against CP
The general committees of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), representing the conductors, trainmen, yardmen, locomotive engineers and rail traffic controllers employed by Canadian Pacific Railway, announced Thursday they have…
CP seeks conciliation on legacy pension changes
Canadian Pacific on Friday requested the Federal Minister of Labour appoint a conciliator “to assist in progressing discussions on a new agreement, involving legacy pensions, with the union representing the…
Three more unions ratify freight railroad agreements
Members of three more unions have ratified new contracts with U.S. freight railroads, it was announced Tuesday.
Railroad strike averted as BLET, ATDA settle with NCCC; BMWE remains
Represented by the National Carriers’ Conference Committee, the major U.S. railroads late Thursday reached tentative agreements with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and the American Train Dispatchers Association,…
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