BMWE merges with Teamsters
In a historic vote, members of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way
Employes (BMWE) approved a merger with the International Brotherhood of
Teamsters. With the addition of the BMWE, the Teamsters Rail Conference
now represents more than 40 percent of rail labor.
Advisory Board, General Chairmen
to focus on Section 6 notices, UTU maintenance fees
As this issue of the Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen News went to press,
the leadership of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen,
including the Advisory Board and General Chairmen, were assembling in Cleveland
to finalize Section 6 notices and to discuss the UTU's letter of intent
regarding dues maintenance fees.
FRA delivers urgent safety message
A review of FRA's accident/incident data demonstrates that overall safety
of rail transportation continues to improve. However, within a 59 day period,
seven railroad employees have lost their lives while on duty, and six of
the seven were engaged in switching operations.
Rail Labor Uniting
A message from IBT General President James P. Hoffa.