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Joe Hinrichs, former Ford Motor Company President of Global Operations, has been named chief executive of CSX. In this Sept. 27, 2018 photo, Hinrichs speaks during the Rouge 100 celebration of 100 years of production at the Ford Rouge Plant in Dearborn.

Joe Hinrichs named CEO of CSX railroad as rail strike negotiations end

Joe Hinrichs, a former top executive at Ford Motor Co., will take the helm Sept. 26 as chief executive of CSX, the third largest railroad in the U.S. with 23,000 miles of track that transport everything from automobiles to construction, agricultural, consumer and energy products. Hinrichs, reached by the Free Press on Thursday within hours …

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Why the threat of a rail strike is delayed but not gone

Why the threat of a rail strike is delayed but not gone

The tentative deal reached early Thursday after a marathon 20-hour bargaining session between the railroads and the leaders of the engineers and conductors union means the strike that had been due to start at 12:01 am ET Friday will not occur. But the agreement still needs to be ratified by rank-and-file union members for it …

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Talks to avert crippling US rail strike continue overnight

Talks to avert crippling US rail strike continue overnight

Two rail unions, representing more than 50,000 engineers and conductors who make up the two-person crews that make the trains run, are threatening the first rail strike in 30 years as of 12:01 am ET Friday. Union leaders and the railroads’ labor negotiators began meeting with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh at his Washington, DC, office …

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Rail systems brace for shutdowns, Amtrak cancels routes as strike threat nears

Rail systems brace for shutdowns, Amtrak cancels routes as strike threat nears

Transit systems across the country were on edge Wednesday amid the threat of a freight rail worker strike, making preparations ahead of possible travel disruptions that could affect hundreds of thousands of rail customers. Amtrak said it is canceling all of its long-distance trains starting Thursday. Some regional transit agencies said they are preparing for …

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Railroad strike, and the economic damage it would cause, looms closer

Railroad strike, and the economic damage it would cause, looms closer

While two more rail unions reached tentative agreements with railroad management on new contracts Tuesday, the two most important unions — representing the engineers and conductors who make up the two-person crews on each train — remain at loggerheads in negotiations. If they don’t resolve their differences, the first national rail strike in 30 years …

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Railroad strike, and the economic damage it would cause, looms closer | CNN Business

Railroad strike, and the economic damage it would cause, looms closer | CNN Business

New York CNN Business  —  A freight railroad strike, and the economic upheaval it could cause, is getting closer and closer to reality. While two more rail unions reached tentative agreements with railroad management on new contracts Tuesday, the two most important unions — representing the engineers and conductors who make up the two-person crews …

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Amtrak cancellations, passenger frustrations grow amid strike threat

Amtrak cancellations, passenger frustrations grow amid strike threat

Hundreds of Amtrak passengers had their plans ruined Tuesday after the railroad canceled more cross-country trains ahead of a possible strike that threatens to bring painful disruptions to the nation’s passenger rail. Major regional train systems also warned passengers to plan for alternate travel later this week, citing the potential of rail lines shutting down …

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Freight rail strike threatens supply chains, prompting White House planning

Freight rail strike threatens supply chains, prompting White House planning

A national railroad strike could derail critical deliveries of chlorine to wastewater treatment plants and coal to utility plants, among other potentially crippling disruptions, prompting senior White House aides Tuesday to review contingency options for protecting the nation’s drinking water and energy supply. White House aides are looking at how to ensure essential products carried …

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Amtrak begins canceling trips as a freight railroad strike deadline approaches

Amtrak begins canceling trips as a freight railroad strike deadline approaches

Amtrak is canceling trips on some long-distance routes out of Chicago, as the deadline for a possible strike by freight rail workers looms. Beginning Tuesday, the passenger rail agency is suspending service on routes between Chicago and San Francisco, the Pacific Northwest and Los Angeles. Service will also be suspended along part of a fourth …

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Amtrak cancels some long-distance trips as freight strike threat looms

Amtrak cancels some long-distance trips as freight strike threat looms

A possible strike by freight rail workers began to disrupt the nation’s passenger rail Monday, while potentially rattling commutes and cross-country travel for thousands of Americans if a strike isn’t averted. Amtrak announced Monday that interruptions will begin Tuesday on its national network. The passenger railroad said it is pulling trains on three long-distance routes …

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