Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2019
Strikes are illegal on the railroad-we all know.
There will be no strike and there will be no slow down.
There will come a point though when ALL will realize in unison that in
order to work safely we must take the time to review our tasks before,
during, and after making any kind of move. If this slows down the work
then it slows down the work.
It is up to the union to organize this safety effort to ensure all are
on the same page.
The General Chair will have to advise the locals, and the locals will
have to advise the membership.
The company says we are unsafe. Well then itís time to get safe at the
same time, system wide. No favors, no shortcuts, just compliance.
Items to include (but limited to):
Shopping bad order cars on the hump,
Shopping engines that arenít 100% in compliance,
Stopping movements during shoves when radio transmission becomes
Pulling Auto racks in yard cuts at 4 Mph to reduce sway,
Watching all bowl pull cuts at 4mph to inspect cars for bad orders,
Tagging all switches that require an unreasonable amount of force,
The company issues managers compliance testing protocol every month or
so. The union will do the same!
Two can play this game.
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