7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

Train crew size legislation should be a safety measure, not a partisan issue

(Source: Freight Waves opinion column by Matt Parker and Jason Doering, June 19, 2021. Parker is a professional locomotive engineer and serves as chairman of the Nevada State Legislative Board for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen. Doering is a professional locomotive engineer and serves as Nevada state legislative director for the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers – Transportation Division.)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — By opposing two-person crew legislation, certain legislators are putting rail carriers’ economic interests ahead of operational measures that have long protected the safety of the public and railroad workers while at the same time ignoring research that demonstrates that multi-person train crews enhance safety.

Full story: Freight Waves

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2021 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

CP appeals to KCS shareholders to reject CN deal
What we know about Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure framework and transit funding
Infrastructure bill could be good news for Gateway Tunnel project
FRA issues final rule on revised PTC reporting
AAR reports rail traffic for week ending July 24, 2021
Frito-Lay workers back on the job with one guaranteed day off a week
NTSB opens public docket for 2020 UP derailment in Tempe, Arizona
Schumer calls for NS to address idling trains in Hornell
Rail authority seeks support to bring passenger rail service to southern North Dakota
Updated: Q&A regarding unemployment and sickness benefits for railroad employees
Unemployment and Sickness Benefit flexibilities under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) during the COVID-19 virus outbreak
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines