America’s Workforce Union Podcast.
AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department President Greg Regan joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed an oppressive attendance policy implemented by BNSF Railway and its impact on workers and the supply chain crisis.
Called Hi-Viz, the policy is point-based and docks workers for absences, including family emergencies and sickness. Due to this strict policy, many workers fear they will be laid off in the next eight months, which could further disrupt the supply chain.
Regan also discussed recent research from Carnegie Mellon University that found human transit operators will always be essential for safe transit, no matter the level of future automation. He also spoke about National Maritime Day and the importance of the U.S. Merchant Marine in supplying vital supplies in times of international crisis.
Listen to the entire episode here.