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Sep 18, 2017
Earlier this year, Union Pacific instituted a revised attendance policy for transportation employees. This new policy contained the following...
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Sep 5, 2017
These cases come up after the Employer has implemented a new financial or payroll system. And when the accounting department enters the...
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Sep 5, 2017
This past month, a prominent labor arbitrator spoke on absenteeism. Here are 4 key points about calling in sick, excerpted from his lecture. A...
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Aug 8, 2017
DeSmogBlog reported that the top campaign donor for U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) is Union Pacific Railroad – and, four of her top 11...
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Jun 16, 2017
Offers of Leniency At a recent conference, two well-known labor arbitrators answered audience questions on settlement offers/talks: Settlement...
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May 4, 2017
Joke or Threat? All arbitrators recognize the heightened awareness of workplace safety. Employees ought to expect a workplace free of threats...
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Apr 7, 2017
Using the F-bomb as a Union Steward A recent case illustrates the leeway union stewards have in representing the union on the shop floor. This...
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Mar 22, 2017
In a recent ruling by OSHA, Union Pacific Railroad was found guilty of violating the Federal Railroad Safety Act and instructed to pay Conductor...
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Mar 8, 2017
Previous Discipline This is a typical scenario. In this case, it was a high school teacher with several years of experience. He mistakenly...
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Feb 24, 2017
At this month’s conference, the arbitrators on the faculty discussed seniority as a mitigating factor. The following are excerpts from that...
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