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U.S. freight railroads file lawsuit against SMART TD over train crew bargaining

(Source: Freight Waves, October 7, 2019)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Eight U.S. freight railroads have filed a lawsuit against a railroad union, saying the union is refusing to come to the bargaining table to hash out issues involving train crew size. The railroads say the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers – Transportation Division (SMART-TD) is refusing to engage on the issue of train crew size as both sides prepare for an upcoming round of collective bargaining that is slated to start after November 1.

Full story: Freight Waves

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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