DutchRailnut wrote:One reason weapons are not allowed, is the railroads property is under federal control, but just past propery line is state controlled or city, and railworkers would need carry permits for way to much property.
someting that would never fly with law enforcment.
State weapons laws apply to railroad property exactly the same as outside the property, and if state law prohibits carrying on private property that would apply to railroad property as well. For that matter, railroad police (except maybe Amtrak, I'm not sure about them) are governed by state law, are certified by the states, are they not? Railroad police have police powers to the extent the state grants such powers, the states set the minimum training, etc. Federal control over railroads is train operations and terms and conditions of service. The rest is under state law.
When certain work locations are dangerous from a crime standpoint, the employer should provide increased security personnel. I would think that the bargaining units would include security in collective bargaining negotiations to extent it is a concern.