Government, Business, Logistics

Rail Workers Still Seeking Quality-of-Life Improvements

OMAHA, Neb. — The contract imposed on railroad workers last fall didn’t resolve their quality-of-life issues, but already this year there are indications the major freight railroads are starting to address some of their concerns.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
January 26, 2023
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Union Pacific Puts Shipping Limits on Hold

Union Pacific says it will stop imposing temporary limits on certain businesses’ shipments while it reviews the policy that federal regulators and shippers criticized at a hearing in mid-December.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
December 19, 2022
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Union Pacific’s Embargoes Generate Complaints From Shippers

Federal regulators and shippers are questioning Union Pacific’s decision to temporarily limit some businesses’ shipments as part of its effort to clear up congestion across the railroad.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
December 15, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Engineers Ratify, but Conductors Split on Rail Labor Contract

Railroad engineers accepted their deal with the railroads that will deliver 24% raises but conductors rejected the contract, casting more doubt on whether the industry will be able to resolve the labor dispute before December’s deadline.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
November 21, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

EPA to Consider Tougher Locomotives Emissions Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency said Nov. 9 it will consider adopting stricter rules on locomotive emissions in response to concerns raised by California regulators.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
November 10, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Second Railroad Union Rejects Deal, Adding to Strike Worries

A second railroad union rejected its deal with the major U.S. freight railroads on Oct. 26, reflecting workers’ increasing frustration with the lack of paid sick time in the industry and adding to concerns about the possibility of a strike next month that could cripple the economy.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
October 26, 2022
Business, Technology, Global Freight

CSX Q3 Profit Up 15% as Railroad Hauls 2% More Freight

CSX Corp. delivered 15% more profit in the third quarter as it handled 2% more freight and worked to eliminate the delays shippers have been complaining about for months.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
October 21, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Large Rail Union Rejects Deal

OMAHA, Neb. — The U.S.’s third-largest railroad union rejected a deal with employers Oct. 10, renewing the possibility of a strike that could cripple the economy. Both sides will return to the bargaining table before that happens.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
October 11, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Rail Union That Rejected Deal Signs New Tentative Agreement

OMAHA, Neb. — A union that rejected its deal with the nation’s freight railroads earlier this month now has a new tentative agreement, but officials cautioned that the contract dispute won’t be fully settled until all 12 rail unions approve their agreements this fall.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
September 27, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Deal That Prevented Rail Strike Still Needs Worker Support

OMAHA, Neb. — A last-minute deal prevented a railroad strike for now, but many rail workers remain unhappy with working conditions, including some who protested outside their workplaces Sept. 21 ahead of votes to approve the new contracts.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
September 22, 2022