BLET releases RCO hazard study
Major U.S. railroad corporations should no longer be permitted to operate
remote control locomotives free from regulatory oversight by the Federal
Railroad Administration (FRA).
BLET engineers, trainmen OK strong
contract with Utah Railway
Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen represented by the BLET ratified a
new contract with the Utah Railway on July 29.
The five-year deal calls for a 15 percent general wage increase over
the life of the contract. Additional fringe benefits could boost overall
earnings slightly higher to approximately 18 percent.
Inexperience a factor again in
A serious remote control-related train wreck took place at the General
Motors plant in Shreveport, La., on July 23, just one week after the technology
was implemented at that location.
UTU seeks sell-out of BNSF yard
engineers in Washington, Oregon
Once again showing its willingness to sell out operating crafts, leadership
of the United Transportation Union has proposed eliminating locomotive engineer
jobs on BNSF Railway lines in Washington and Oregon.