What's Inside
Volume 20 - Number 11
November 2006

Division 34 'adopts a family' for Christmas

Original Brotherhood constitution & bylaws returned

Members beware!

Last Run: VP Ramond Holmes

Last Run: VP Paul Wingo

Obituary: Bill O'Brien, former Ohio Legislative Board Chair

Obituary: Thomas J. Cavan, former Conrail General Chair

BLET delegation meets with Cong. Oberstar

SLBC Ed Way reelected in Illinois

SLBC Tommy Mayne reelected in Kentucky

SLBC Bill Verdeyen reelected in Indiana

SLBC Ken Kertesz reelected in Pennsylvania

Three ST Workshops planned for early 2007

A message from IBT General President Jim Hoffa

Advisory Board September 2006 Activity

Calendar & Events


Labor friendly candidates take Congress

With more than 40 percent of eligible voters casting their ballots, the November 7 elections put the Democrats into power in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The Democrats also made their mark in many state races and now hold 28 governorships across the country.

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Rail Labor goes to Supreme Court of protect FELA

Major U.S. railroads are using the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to weaken the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA), the federal law that promotes a safe workplace for rail workers.

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Panhandle Northern shortline gets first contract

Members at the short line railroad will see immediate wage increases of 7 percent to 12 percent when the agreement goes into effect on November 1. On top of that, they will receive wage increase of 3 percent each year for the next four years. Members will also receive longevity pay.

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General President Jim Hoffa wins reelection

Please exercise your right to vote, and with a little luck and strong candidates, we can once again see a Congress that will work for all of the people, not just for corporate America or the privileged few.

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