AFL-CIO Sanctions UTU, asks NMB for dismissal
The nation's labor federation, representing 13 million union members, slapped the United
Transportation Union with sanctions because it is seeking to raid the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, in violation of the AFL-CIO constitution
Why AFL-CIO support is important for BLE
On July 1 and July 2, the AFL-CIO implemented two key actions that will go a
long way in supporting the BLE in its crusade to preserve the craft of
locomotive engineer and the union's 136 years of history and tradition.
UTU gets story wrong -- again
Closing arguments made by BLE Counsel George Cohen were taken out of context in
a United Transportation Union press release posted to its website on July 12
Last month we featured three BLE members who were highly concerned about the
future of the locomotive engineer's craft and planned to travel to D.C. for the
July rally and march. All three made it to D.C., and we caught up with them for their reactions in the
days following the event.
Members cash in at 72nd annual SMA in Biloxi
Darvin Faust hosted the 72nd annual Southeastern Meeting Association's
convention in Biloxi, Miss., from June 20-24. The conference was held at the
newly constructed Beau Rivage hotel and casino ...
Gridlock envelops NS, CSX lines
CSX and Norfolk Southern have stumbled through the first month of operating
former Conrail lines as computer glitches, terminal congestion, and changing
traffic patterns began bogging down both systems shortly after the June 1
The unions representing workers on the nation's largest railroads will work
together to convince rail carriers to share the wealth generated in today's
booming economy, said Clarence V. Monin, president of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers, as he assumed the chair of the Rail Division of the
AFL-CIO's Transportation Trades Department.