7.Is video recording in locomotive cabs an invasion of privacy? Should unions oppose it?
- Video recording in locomotive cabs is not an invasion of privacy. If train engineers are only responsible for operating the train while on duty, any actions they perform while operating the train should be available for review. For instance, pharmacists andpharmacy technicians are monitored through video recording while the pharmacy is open, as are many other professionals in other fields. The video monitoring is for safety and management purposes. The Union has proposed use of cell phone jammingsystems instead of cameras. These systems block incoming and outgoing communications and send a signal if an engineer attempts to make a call. Railroad unions also favor positive train controls as the best method for improving train safety.3. Conclusion-To sum up, I think the railroad companies would need to consider and make some changes similar with Metrolink such as installing auto-braking system, video cameras in locomotive cabs and improving on management on employees. And I think management should have taken this problem more seriously. If they had, perhaps Sanchez would not have used his cell phone while operating a train and those lives would not have been lost in the accident.