What's Inside
Volume 19 - Number 2
February 2005

Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund offers support, seeks contributions

Carrier income: 2004 fourth quarter

BLET to conduct Local Chairman Workshop in March

GCofA Secretary- Treasurer refresher course coming on April 12-14

Advanced Local Chairman Workshop at GMC set for May 22-27

Photo: 2004 General Chairman's Workshop

Via Rail: The straight strom from TCRC

Passenger Rail News Briefs

Opinion: Secondhand smoke

Railroad Retirement news

Security threat looms over nation's rails

Register for Teamsters Women's Conference

Advisory Board December 2004 Activity

Calendar & Events


Rail Conference has first bargaining session

The Teamsters Rail Conference (Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division (BMWED)), along with four other rail unions conducted its first negotiations with the National Carriers' Conference Committee (NCCC) on January 24, at the NCCC offices in Washington, D.C.

Complete Story

A remote control tragedy in Waycross

For more than nine years, the CSX railroad yard in Waycross, Ga., was the safest in America.

But that changed when the railroad began using remote control locomotives.

Complete Story

Metrolink crash could have been lessened, BLET says

A Metrolink commuter train crash that killed 11 people and injured more that 200 could have been lessened -- or possibly avoided altogether -- had the railroad operated its trains according to BLET recommendations.

Complete Story

FRA issues switching safety information

The Federal Railroad Administration has issued more switching safety recommendations in the wake of January 6's fatal accident in Graniteville, S.C.

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