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  • Blog Post: Railroaders among the ranks of the unemployed

    In August, the U.S. unemployment rate reached 6.1 percent — the highest level in five years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The rate has steadily risen after reaching 5 percent in April and 5.7 percent in July. U.S. employers shed 84,000 jobs in August — the eighth-consecutive...
  • Blog Post: UTU's Szabo the next FRA Administrator?

    The next FRA administrator might be Joseph Szabo. At least according to a Bloomberg news report issued yesterday. The United Transportation Union’s state director for Illinois is President Barack Obama’s top candidate for the job, the report states. A former yard switchman, road trainman...
  • Blog Post: NS' Thoroughbred School in a workforce development class by itself

    To gain a big-picture perspective of their employer and role in its success, Norfolk Southern Corp. workers need to undergo a little schooling. The ideal institute: the Thoroughbred School, or T-School. Established in 2007 at NS’ Norfolk, Va., headquarters, T-School aims to provide non-agreement...
  • Blog Post: NS' Manion puts crew starts, T&E worker furloughs in perspective

    During Norfolk Southern Corp.’s first-quarter earnings presentation held this morning, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Manion had some interesting things to say about crew starts and T&E worker furloughs. In the quarter, NS reduced road trains crew stars by 14 percent...