Class I railroads grapple with COVID-19 as unions seek safety assurances

A photograph of a man climbing aboard a Union Pacific locomotive. To the left is a graphic that says "COVID-19."

With coronavirus cases rising sharply in the U.S. and Canada in recent weeks, the Class I railroads have also been grappling with managing increased COVID-19 exposure on their networks.

Meanwhile, some rail union members contend that the railroads have been inconsistent with how safety precautions have been applied throughout the rail network (see below).

A CSX (NASDAQ: CSX) executive recently said his company has been seeing a lot of cases within the U.S. rail network, particularly in the...

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