EPA information forms sent by CSX.

Members, There was a miscommunication regarding the paperwork sent to furloughed members from CSX. It appears that the Carrier is updating their information in order to pay out EPA to our furloughed members. The paperwork sent to our members is not to start EPA. Of course, the reason for you being adversely effected was 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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Coalition Bargaining: A Successful Bargaining Strategy for Rail Labor

There are three important challenges to the concept of a rail union coalition: 1) finding the means to keep the rail unions together through the complete bargaining process, 2) addressing in a national forum collective bargaining issues that were “local” in nature, and 3) addressing the issues that were “national” in nature in concert with…

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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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Arbitration Update

Members,  Here are the submissions from our Union Officials and the NCCC on the National Agreement Arbitration Hearing.  Union_Submission Carriers_Submission There have been rumblings of a preliminary ruling on the Arbitration, at this time Local Lodge 104 has not received any information regarding the Arbitration Hearing and will update everyone as soon as we do….

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