Tag Archives: Carmen Division

Rail shippers to Congress: PSR, demurrage are killing us

Last Thursday, the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials held a roundtable discussion with various railroad customers to hear their concerns with recent business policy initiatives of the railroads, including Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) and increased demurrage rates. Many of the concerns raised by customers are similar to those expressed by TCU and

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CBS News affiliate interviews TCU’s Kevin Loftin on PSR, train safety

On Tuesday, Salt Lake City’s KUTV CBS News local affiliate published an investigative news piece on Union Pacific’s Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) model and its impact on safety, including the derailment of several trains in western states.  TCU Carmen National Representative Kevin Loftin was interviewed throughout the program, and highlighted the importance of having adequate

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TTD: FRA rejects Kansas City Southern’s brake test waiver, Stops cross-border crews

Washington, DC – Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to the Federal Railroad Administration rejecting a request from Kansas City Southern Railway to conduct safety-sensitive brake tests in Mexico: “We learned yesterday that the Federal Railway Administration (FRA) denied a request by Kansas City Southern

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FRA to renew Rail Safety Advisory Committee

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced that it will be re-establishing the Rail Safety Advisory Committee – commonly known as ‘RSAC.’ The committee’s charter was recently dissolved in order to redesign the charter’s memberships and voting-eligibility. Rail labor unions have been assured that their voting ability and weights will not be reduced. Rather, the

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TCU files comments on NAFTA renegotiations

On Monday, June 12th, TCU/IAM National President Bob Scardelletti filed comments with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on their proposal to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). President Scardelletti urged the Trump Administration not to change laws and regulations to allow brake inspections and maintenance to take place in Mexico,

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