Things can be better in some ways
Feild Maintenance Specialist (Current Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – June 2, 2019
While the railroad retirement , 401k plan and health insurance are very good, the unequal pay and tier lists aren't great. 1st tier top pay is about $29-30 an hour, 2nd tier (me at the moment) tops out at about $24-25 an hour. The work environment can vary from location to location. Protected by different labor unions which can help with job security.
RR retirement, 401k, Health insurance, discounts on almost everything, backed by labor unions
Different pay scales, separate tiers for the same exact work