July 24, 2014

CSX hopes to expand profit despite coal slowdown

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OMAHA, Neb. – CSX Corp. remains optimistic the railroad’s profits will improve over the next two years even though coal demand has remained stubbornly weak. Officials at the Jacksonville, Fla.-based railroad said Wednesday that shipments of intermodal containers and merchandise will continue to be a larger part of their business. Read the complete story at [...]

UTU testimony earns coal project support

National and state labor unions are supporting a coal export project in Washington, calling it a chance for an economic boon to an area in financial distress. State AFL-CIO leaders testified earlier this week in front of a committee of the King County Council that not only had the state chapter came out in support [...]

Coal vital to America’s energy future

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By James Stem, UTU National Legislative Director -  Coal is America’s most abundant source of energy, helping reduce our nation’s dependence on imported oil. Coal also means jobs, with almost one in every five freight rail jobs dependent on transporting coal. And coal means high-paying jobs for coal miners, power plant workers and the building trades, [...]