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Rail strike averted, tentative deal forged

George Lauby - Sep. 15, 2022

Rail companies and union negotiators reached a tentative agreement early Thursday morning that includes quality of life concessions by the rail companies. The agreement came after 20 solid hours of negotiations at the U.S. Department of Labor. It averts an imminent strike planned for Friday that would have stopped North Platte’s Bailey Yard and rocked […]

Rail strike averted, tentative deal forged

George Lauby -

Rail companies and union negotiators reached a tentative agreement early Thursday morning that includes quality of life concessions by the rail companies. The agreement came after 20 solid hours of negotiations at the U.S. Department of Labor. It averts an imminent strike planned for Friday that would have stopped North Platte’s Bailey Yard and rocked […]

RR unions gather in North Platte, strike looms

George Lauby - Sep. 12, 2022

With the possibility of a railroad workers strike looming Sept. 16, union members at North Platte’s Bailey Yard rallied Saturday, saying they want better working conditions. The possibility of a railroad strike has been building all summer. Workers are operating under a seven-year-old agreement that they say has been modified in management’s favor. Technically, union-management […]

RR unions gather in North Platte, strike looms

George Lauby -

With the possibility of a railroad workers strike looming Sept. 16, union members at North Platte’s Bailey Yard rallied Saturday, saying they want better working conditions. The possibility of a railroad strike has been building all summer. Workers are operating under a seven-year-old agreement that they say has been modified in management’s favor. Technically, union-management […]

Court ruling favors two-person train crews

The North Platte Bulletin - Feb. 23, 2021

Two of the country’s largest freight railroad unions achieved a favorable decision in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday regarding two-person crews. The ruling goes against the Federal Railroad Administration’s attempt to preempt legislation passed by several states requiring at least a two-person operating crew on freight trains, a statement by the […]

Court ruling favors two-person train crews

The North Platte Bulletin -

Two of the country’s largest freight railroad unions achieved a favorable decision in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday regarding two-person crews. The ruling goes against the Federal Railroad Administration’s attempt to preempt legislation passed by several states requiring at least a two-person operating crew on freight trains, a statement by the […]