County AFL-CIO passes remote control safety resolution

The AFL-CIO in Harris County, Texas, adopted a remote control safety resolution at its monthly meeting on September 24.

It is the first AFL-CIO county organization to enact such a resolution, which calls for improved safety in the operation of remote control locomotives.

Herb and Kathy Yambra, along with BLE members in Harris County, Texas, drafted the language of the resolution. Brother Yambra is President & Legislative Representative of BLE Division 194 (Houston) and serves as Second Vice-Chairman of the Texas State Legislative Board.

Seven state-level AFL-CIO bodies have enacted remote control safety resolutions this summer, as have 36 different local communities (26 cities and 10 counties).



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