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Luke Edington Feb 12, 2020
Brothers and Sisters: In the history of our Organization, we have never experienced such an organized attack on labor. Rail Carriers across the...
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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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Feb 7, 2017
It is with a sense of deep regret and mourning with which we report member John P. Schneider, 54, of Spokane Valley, Washington, was hit and...
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Jan 6, 2017
LCA Requirements While last chance agreements are not frequently offered by the Carrier, they are, on occasion, presented to an employee facing...
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