Judge rules on remote control
A U.S. District Court Judge in Chicago decided on January 14 in a 16
page opinion that the operation of locomotives in terminals and yards by
train service employees using remote control technology is a "minor
dispute," which should be decided by arbitration.
BLE files to protect historic
rail operating crafts on KCS
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers has filed two position statements
with the National Mediation Board (NMB) as it prepares to defend historic
rail operating crafts on the Kansas City Southern (KCS) property.
Bush signs Railroad Retirement
On December 21, President Bush signed legislation making the Railroad
Retirement and Survivors' Improvement Act of 2001 the official law of the