Joint efforts on CSX discipline
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and the United Transportation
Union are continuing to work together to protect their members in light
of the ongoing harassment and intimidation of their members at CSX Transportation.
Court to hear carriers' appeal
of Family Leave decision
The Rail Carriers' appeal of a U.S. District Court ruling made last year
regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act has been set for oral argument
on January 3, 2007, at 9:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the case may
be heard, at the U.S. Courthouse in Chicago. The District Court decision
was filed last December 28.
Railroad Retirement disability
bill passes House, Senate
The bill will raise the outside earning limits of disabled railroad workers
from $400 to $700 per month. If signed by President Bush, the measure will
become effective January 1, 2007, and will also create an indexing formula
to provide for automatic increases in the future. The $400 cap was established
more than a decade ago.
BLET wins significant ruling in
The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) recently ruled in favor of Ohio employees
formerly working on a segment of CSX track known as the Walker-Wilsonburg
Line, granting the workers the rights to regain lost Railroad Retirement