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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History of Labor Day

Labor Day tends to be a pretty low-key US holiday, workers across the country typically receive a Monday off to enjoy the unofficial end of summer and shop the sales. However, the history behind the day is far more dramatic and charged than this modern day observance suggests. US President Grover Cleveland signed the holiday into…

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Will CSX withstand CEO, Harrison?

The NCCC has been negotiating with 13 unions in three coalitions, over a contract that expired January 1, 2015, covering 145,000 railroad workers across wide variety of crafts. In each proposal, there is zero or minimal wage increases from 2015-2017, and 2 percent wage increases for future years. The cost of monthly health care would…

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