DEVELOPMENT OF A RAILROAD LABOR COST FUNCTION

This paper develops a labor cost function which can be used by analysis to estimate the effect of changes in operating practices on labor costs and also to assess the sensitivity of labor costs to possible changes in collectively bargained basis of pay and certain work rules, such as train crew size. Much of analysis concentrates on crews operating through freight trains as they tend to be the ones most affected by the complexities of the rules of pay. It is also applicable to crews in local freight and switching service. With modification it can be applied to passenger service.

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    • Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Forum, "Transportation Alternatives in a Changing Environment", held October 29-31, 1979, Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cross (Richard B) Company

    Oxford, Indiana,   United States  47971
  • Authors:
    • Perritt Jr, H H
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00302361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Vol. 20 No. 1 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM