CSX extends paid sick leave to more railroad workers

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CSX extends paid sick leave to more railroad workers
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JACKSONVILLE - CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX ), a leading transportation company, announced today that it has reached agreements with four additional railroad worker groups to provide paid sick leave benefits. This move is part of the company's ongoing efforts to enhance working conditions for its employees.

The new agreements include benefits for members of the SMART-TD Conductors/Trainmen (C&O), SMART-TD Yardmasters, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, and Carrolton Road-Transportation Communications Union-represented Engineers/Yardmen/Maintenance of Way employees. With these latest negotiations, over 600 workers gain access to paid sick leave, reinforcing CSX's position at the forefront of the industry in employee welfare initiatives.

In 2023, CSX set a precedent as the first U.S. Class I railroad to offer paid sick leave to its contract workers. Since then, the company has secured similar benefits with multiple unions, delivering this essential benefit to thousands of its workers.

CSX President and CEO Joe Hinrichs commented on the development, emphasizing the company's recognition of the importance of employee wellbeing to its overall success. He expressed gratitude to the labor partners for their role in reaching these beneficial agreements.

The company, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, is a major player in the transportation sector, offering a variety of services including rail, intermodal, and rail-to-truck transload operations.

The information in this article is based on a press release statement from CSX Corporation.

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