Precision Scheduled Railroading: What’s The Big Deal?

Written by David Schanoes, Contributing Editor July 27, 2020 Nothing burnishes an image like death. Ask Richard Nixon, not that you can, and that’s part of the beauty of the whole process. Once he or she is effectively and permanently silenced, memory can go to work blurring those hard edges, airbrushing away those unfortunate blemishes on what some…

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Saving Railroad Jobs

In response to the decreased demand for rail services due to COVID-19, U.S. rail systems are considering severe measures to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. rail systems face sharp declines in revenue due to a drastic decrease in demand for rail services caused by COVID-19. IAM and TCU-IAM members proudly work in the…

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CSX closes Russell Locomotive Shop, eliminating 113 jobs.

  CSX announced Friday morning to employees in Russell, Kentucky, that the company will be closing the Russell Locomotive Shop and eliminating 113 positions. CSX issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notice in conjunction with the shop closure.“As a result of the locomotive shop closure, 113 positions are being eliminated, and impacted…

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Poor Little CSX

On Oct. 4th, 2018 CSX filed a lawsuit against Norfolk Southern railroad for allegedly conspiring with Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad to block CSX from Norfolk International Terminals.  Jacksonville Business Journal reporter Will Robinson, wrote that “The suit, filed Oct. 4 in the Norfolk division of U.S. District Court, also names three NS vice presidents…

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Members are the Union!

 Union members need to realize across ALL crafts, that “We are the Union” and not our leaders. Those men and women were elected to represent our best interest. When the membership feels that the leadership has failed, then by all means, we must take action. Appalachian Union members are taking action on their own. The strike…

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National Negotiations Tentative Agreement

Please see attached documents regarding the National Negotiations. Please remember when looking at the proposed increases: CSX paid $300 million to a guy who has one foot in the grave and the other on a roller skate, to turn around a company that had record profits for the previous 3 years.  2017 Ratification Contract Summary…

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