(Union Pacific Photograph, via Twitter)

UP, BLET Reach Tentative Agreement on Work Schedules, Time Off

Union Pacific (UP) and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) on May 24 reported reaching a tentative agreement to provide engineers with a “more predictable” work schedule that will also enable the Class I railroad “to better manage staffing levels, which supports more consistent and reliable service.”

Exemplary Executives

RAILWAY AGE, MAY 2023 ISSUE: Railway Age’s 2023 honorees—selected by our subscribers—approach their roles with an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to service, safety and sustainability.

UP'S Big Boy No. 4014 will return to the rails on June 7.

Class I Briefs: UP, CSX

Union Pacific’s (UP) famed steam locomotive, “Big Boy No. 4014”, returns to the rails on June 7. Also, 30 tons of ammonium nitrate being transported by UP that went missing on a rail shipment from Wyoming to California in April has still not been found, according to a New York Times report; and CSX is recognized as the “top-performing railroad in North America” by the Journal of Commerce.

Nicholas J. Randall, COO, FreightCar America (left); and Rahul Jalali, Executive Vice President, UP (right).

People News: FreightCar America, UP

FreightCar America, Inc. (FreightCar America) appoints Nicholas J. Randall as Chief Operating Officer. Also, Union Pacific (UP) promotes Chief Information Officer Rahul Jalali to Executive Vice President.

UP Issues 2022 ESG Report

Union Pacific (UP) on May 11 released the 2022 Building America Report, an update on its Environment, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) initiatives.