CN has offered the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY) what it is couching as “one last opportunity to reach a contract settlement through negotiation,” the railroad said. As a condition of the offer, the union would agree upfront to binding arbitration if the talks fail. The TCRC-CTY represents approximately 3,000 CN train conductors, trainpersons, yardpersons and traffic coordinators on CN’s network in Canada. Senior CN officers are prepared to meet immediately with the union’s bargaining committee, enlisting the assistance of federal mediators if necessary, to break the impasse with the TCRC-CTY. Unfortunately, the union has
ATLANTA — The Georgia General Assembly has approved a pair of measures related to MARTA’s operations, and the bills await the signature of Gov. Nathan Deal. House Bill 264 would suspend a section of the MARTA Act of 1965 that prohibits the agency from using more than 50 percent of its annual sales and use tax proceeds for operating costs. Should Deal sign the bill into law, the prohibition would be removed until June 30, 2019. The measure would also increase the contract amount for which Board approval is required from $100,000 to $200,000, allowing bonds to be sold through
David B. Dillon, chairman of The Kroger Co., has been elected to the board of directors for Union Pacific Corp. The appointment is effective immediately. The board also voted to elect the company’s chief executive officer Jack Koraleski, chairman of the board. Dillon, 62 has served in a variety of leadership roles within The Kroger Co., beginning in 1990 with his appointment as executive vice president. In 1995, Dillon was named president and chief operating officer and he served as chief executive officer from 2003-2013. Kroger, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, employs 375,000 associates who serve customers in more than 3,700 supermarkets,
America’s freight railroads are investing in facilities, technology and programs to meet the country’s growing consumption and transportation needs, CSX chairman, president and chief executive officer Michael Ward told an audience of more than 200 business and policy leaders at a Harvard Business School (HBS) panel.