Our life at work: Jerry Anderton

Published: January 3, 2015

Last updated on August 31st, 2017

Thirty years with men operating trains and yard engines. For the past 30 years I have been closely involved with men who operate trains and yard engines in Tennessee and neighboring states. The main portion of my service to the Norfolk-Southern was in Debutts Yard in Chattanooga, first as a yard switchman and from 1977 to 1988 as yard foreman. This promotion was due to accumulated seniority which allowed me to successfully bid on higher paying and less physically strenuous jobs as foreman. In addition, since February 1966, I have held numerous elective offices in the United Transportation Union, which represents workers in all operating crafts.

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