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Working for the railroad is like an abusive relationship, union leader says

By Mark Brodie
Published: Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 12:25pm

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Gregory Hynes
Gregory Hynes

The White House last week helped broker a deal to avoid a potential railroad strike.

That agreement still needs approval from unions, though, which is not a guarantee.

In a recent letter to congressional leaders, Greg Hynes writes railroading used to be the gold-standard of blue collar jobs, but has “deteriorated so drastically over the last five years that employees are now walking away.”

Hynes is the national legislative director for SMART transportation division — that stands for Sheet Metal Air Rail Transportation.

The Show spoke with him about the current state of railroading. The conversation began with the content of his letter.

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