Railroads seek to install cameras to watch crews
(Source: Associated Press, August 21, 2013)
OMAHA, Neb. — At least two major U.S. freight railroads are seeking to install cameras in their locomotives to make sure crews are following rules and avoiding cellphone use. Union Pacific asked a federal judge this week to declare it has the authority to install the cameras under the railroad's existing labor agreements. Kansas City Southern railroad won a similar lawsuit last month over the objections of labor unions. The United Transportation Union and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen unions have both resisted efforts to install crew-monitoring cameras.
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Thursday, August 22, 2013