Union Pacific GCofAs file remote
In a lawsuit filed on May 15 in the U.S. District Court of Colorado,
the General Committees of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE)
representing Engineers on the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) filed for injunctive
relief to prohibit UP from operating remote controlled locomotives without
trained and certified Locomotive Engineers.
Teamsters, TTD ask NMB to dismiss
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and the AFL-CIO's Transportation
Trades Department (TTD) filed a joint submission requesting that the National
Mediation Board (NMB) dismiss the United Transportation Union's (UTU) efforts
to create a combined craft of "train and engine service employees"
on the Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS).
BLE clarifies UTU remote control
In response to the continuing disinformation from the United Transportation
Union's propaganda machine, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers' Executive
Committee has issued a letter to the union's Advisory Board and its General
Chairmen which sets the record straight regarding the recent history of
remote control technology.
Anti-remote control billboard
Remote control technology has caused 60 locomotive engineer jobs to disappear
nationwide since the beginning of 2002 -- and now it has caused a billboard