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Wed Mar 18, 2015, 06:12 PM

Feds say Union Pacific retaliated against injured worker

Source: CBS News

ByKATE GIBSON

Saying Union Pacific Railroad (UNP) oversees a "culture of retaliation," the U.S. Department of Labor this week ordered the railway to pay $350,000 in damages to a locomotive freight engineer who was disciplined after seeking medical attention following an injury suffered in a collision at the railroad's yard in North Platte, Nebraska.

Investigators for the agency's Occupational Safety and Health Administration found the railway took action against the worker after the engineer sought medical care for a work-related injury that occurred on Dec. 22, 2013, the department said in a statement.

The 35-year employee had never been disciplined before the incident, the department said.

"It is not only illegal to discipline an employee for reporting an injury and seeking medical attention, it puts everyone at risk," Marcia Drumm, OSHA's regional administrator in Kansas City, Missouri, said.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2015, 06:16 PM

1. The rightwing SCUM are attacking Work Comp all over America

you stupid fucks who vote for cons or who act in such a way that elects cons will wake up one day

No social security

No medicare

No work comp

No unemployment benefits

No state disability

And YOU will be to blame

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2015, 07:27 PM

2. They demand you report all accidents and injuries,

then ride you to death when you follow their rules.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2015, 05:51 AM

3. Standard practice in the rail industry.

The union has been fighting them for years over this. They even try to send a Trainmaster (supervisor) into the emergency room with you, to down play the injury.

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