What's Inside
Volume 18 - Number 4
June 2004

In The Line of Duty: Jeff C. York

In The Line of Duty: Mike Rogers

2004 First Quarter: Carrier income reports

Rate Tables: Effective July 1, 2004

Passenger Rail News: Subway air comes under study

56th remote control safety resolution passed

Wage increase triggers new 'dues escalator clause'

EUMA 2004 registration information

Advisory Board April 2004 Activity

Calendar & Events


FRA issues questionable remote control audit

On March 7 -- nearly two months before the Federal Railroad Administration issued its preliminary report on remote control trains -- the AFL-CIO's Transportation Trades Department adopted a resolution calling for an end to the practice of operating trains by remote control.

As part of the resolution, the TTD predicted that the FRA's upcoming report would be positive and upbeat because of its dependence on railroad companies to report their own accident data.

Sure enough, on May 13, the FRA issued its glowing report about remote control safety in the United States.

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Rail Security Day held on June 21

As this issue of the Newsletter went to press, the BLET and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters were gearing up to participate in a Rail and Transit Security Day to highlight dangerous gaps that continue to be overlooked in American rail and transit security more than two years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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BLET scores L&I shortline organizing victory

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen achieved another shortline organizing victory as 89.5 percent of eligible voters at the Louisville & Indiana Railroad (L&I) selected the BLET as their collective bargaining representative.

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Securing America

A message from IBT General President James P. Hoffa

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