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Company Overview of Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Norfolk Southern Railway Company engages in the transportation of freight by rail. Its lines carry raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods in the southeast, east, and midwest to and from the rest of the United States and parts of Canada. It also transports overseas freight through several Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. Norfolk Southern Railway Company was formerly known as Southern Railway Company and changed its name to Norfolk Southern Railway Company in December 1990. The company was incorporated in 1894 and is based in Norfolk, Virginia. Norfolk Southern Railway Company operates as a subsidiary of Norfolk Southern Corporation.
3 Commercial Place
Norfolk, VA 23510
Founded in 1894
Key Executives for Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Vice President of Information Technology
Vice President and Treasurer
Vice President of Corporate Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company Key Developments
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Issues Finding of Injured Worker Unlawfully Fired by Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Mar 6 13
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on March 1 issued another significant finding against the Norfolk Southern Railway Company for violating the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA). This was the third of three separate findings against NS issued on February 27, and the latest in a series of cases in which OSHA, after a full investigation, concluded that NS fired Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way employees Division (BMWED) members merely for seeking medical attention for on-the-job injuries. This was the third of three separate findings against NS issued on February 27, and the latest in a series of cases in which OSHA, after a full investigation, concluded that NS fired Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way employees Division (BMWED) members merely for seeking medical attention for on-the-job injuries. Section 20109 of the FRSA provides railroad workers with rights and remedies against unlawful railroad company retaliation for reporting injuries, seeking medical attention, and raising safety and security concerns. In this case, the Company said a BMWED member with a fine work record was fired by NS after getting a small piece of metal in his eye on the job and seeking medical attention to have it removed. The employee was charged by NS for making false and conflicting statements because he was unable to identify exactly when and how the metal entered his eye. Following his dismissal the employee, with the assistance of BMWED, filed a complaint with OSHA alleging retaliation for reporting the injury and seeking medical attention. In issuing its findings OSHA ordered the NS to reinstate the employee with all rights, seniority, and benefits; pay the claimant lost wages and benefits in the amount of $156,518.94 plus interest; compensatory damages in the amount of $6,072.76 plus interest; $100,000.00 for humiliation and mental and emotional pain; punitive damages of $150,000.00; and reasonable attorney fees. OSHA also ordered NS to expunge the employee's record and restore Railroad Retirement Board credits lost since being unlawfully fired.
U.S. Department of Labor Orders Norfolk Southern Railway Company to Pay More Than $300,000 for Violating Federal Railroad Safety Act
Aug 8 12
Norfolk Southern Railway Company ordered by U.S. Department of Labor to pay more than $300,000 for Violating Federal Railroad Safety Act. The U.S. Department of Labor has found that, once again, the company has violated the whistleblower protection provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act. An investigation by the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration revealed that the railroad terminated an employee in retaliation for reporting a workplace injury. The department has ordered the company to pay the affected employee more than $300,000 in damages, including $200,000 in punitive damages, $75,000 in compensatory damages and $25,123.40 in attorney's fees. Additionally, the company must expunge the disciplinary record of the employee as well as post a notice regarding employees whistleblower protection rights under the FRSA and provide training to its employees about these rights. These actions follows several other orders issued by the department to Norfolk Southern Railway Co. in the past year. OSHA's investigations have found that the company continues to retaliate against workers for reporting work-related injuries, which effectively has created a chilling effect in the railroad industry. The Chattanooga-based employee in this case reported an injury when he hit his hard hat against a horizontal support beam. After conducting an investigative hearing, the railroad charged the employee with falsifying his injury and subsequently terminated him on Oct. 8, 2010. The employee appealed, and a Public Law Board upheld the railroad's decision while reducing the termination to a suspension with no back pay. OSHA found that the railroad's investigative hearing was severely flawed and orchestrated to intentionally support management's decision to terminate the employee. Either party to this case can file an appeal to the Labor Department's Office of Administrative Law Judges. OSHA and the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration have signed a memorandum of agreement to facilitate coordination and cooperation between agencies regarding the enforcement of the FRSA's whistleblower provisions. The act protects railroad employees from retaliation when they report safety violations, or work-related personal injuries or illnesses.
CSX Transportation, Inc., Union Pacific Railroad Company, BNSF Railway Company and Norfolk Southern Railway Company Sue over Alleged Price Fixing
Jun 25 12
CSX Transportation, Inc. is among four U.S. railroads involved in a class action lawsuit that alleges the railroads colluded to set fuel surcharges. The suit alleges CSX, Union Pacific Railroad Company, BNSF Railway Company and Norfolk Southern Railway Company conspired to fix, raise, maintain or stabilize prices from 2003 to 2008.
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