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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:37 AM

7. Explains why they're trying to make them all engineers right at the outset. New hires no longer

have the option of staying a conductor or brakeman/switchman for the duration of their careers--they are hired with the expectation that engineer school is in the near future. So the railroad industry is already implementing the one-operator plan. The UTU and BLET better get on the same page and stop this, because human error is real and happens every day on trains--definitely need two people as a safeguard. Some really bad fatal wrecks due to human error have happened even WITH two people. The FRA needs to stop this, as well.

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