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Union Pacific drops push for one-person crews

Posted on AllSides March 26th, 2023
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OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific has become the second major freight railroad in the past week to back away from the industry’s longstanding push to cut train crews down to a single person as lawmakers and regulators increasingly focus on rail safety following last month’s fiery derailment in Ohio. The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad said in a statement that it had reached an agreement with the union that represents conductors to drop its proposal to take those workers out of the cabs of locomotives just months after it was pressing to...

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