Rail union mulls action against Union Pacific over COVID-19 woes

A photograph of a Union Pacific train at a rail crossing.

The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division (BMWED) is threatening to take action against Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP), saying that the railroad hasn’t done enough to protect workers against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The union, which is affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, said it would take action if Union Pacific (UP) didn’t respond to safety demands by Sunday. 

“Hundreds of Union Pacific employees have contracted COVID-19 at work,” with two members dying and...


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