RAILROAD WORK RULES AND NEW TECHNOLOGY: TRAIN AND ENGINE SERVICE EMPLOYEES
This paper is a preliminary investigation of several restrictive rules in the contracts of the train and engine service unions and their consequences on the operations of railroads. The work rules have affected productivity. Union leaders will not agree to any changes possible with today's technology. Management has reacted by making further capital improvements. Substitution of capital for labor is often counterproductive because better service might be provided without so much automation. Work rules must be changed to function better in today's environment; without improvement the future could be disastrous.
- Presented at the Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Forum, Beyond the Bicentennial: The Transportation Challenge, held in Boston, Massachusetts, October 28-30, 1976.
Cross (Richard B) CompanyOxford, Indiana, USA 47971
- Kemp Jr, P S
- Publication Date: 1976
- Features: Tables;
- Pagination: p. 513-520
- TRT Terms: Capital investments; Job analysis; Labor relations; Labor unions; Locomotive engineers; Locomotive operation; Management; Productivity; Quality of service; Trainmen; Work rules; Workload
- Old TRIS Terms: Locomotive engineer's tasks; Trainman's tasks
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00142945
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM