Labor friendly candidates take
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.
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.
Panhandle Northern shortline gets
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.
General President Jim Hoffa wins
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.