CONRAIL'S ATTEMPTS TO CONTROL LABOR COSTS AND IMPROVE ITS LABOR PRODUCTIVITY
If Conrail is to attain financial self-sufficiency, it must gain better control of its labor costs, which are considerably higher than those of other railroads. Some of the reasons for these high costs are linked to the nature of its labor agreements. Conrail is taking action to improve its labor productivity. One major accomplishment has been an agreement with the United Transportation Union to reduce the size of train crews. GAO believes that Conrail's productivity, and labor productivity in the rail industry as a whole, could be improved if management and labor worked together to change outmoded or restrictive work rules.
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U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1980-6-20
- Pagination: 43 p.
- TRT Terms: Labor agreements; Labor unions; Management; Productivity; Profitability; Train crews; Work rules
- Identifier Terms: Conrail
- Old TRIS Terms: Train crew requirements
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00316751
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: CED-80-61
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM