Rail Conference has first bargaining
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.
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.
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.
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,