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Class Is prep for rail strike, unions cry ‘corporate extortion’

Norfolk Southern Railway announced it is enacting its contingency plan for a controlled shutdown of its network. Photo – shutterstock.com ...
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Make Your Voice Heard in Congress On PEB 250!

Here is your opportunity to let Congress know that you deserve a contract that reflects the work and sacrifices made ...
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BLET, SMART-TD joint statement on Labor Day 2022

BLET, SMART-TD joint statement on Labor Day 2022 https://ble-t.org/news/blet-smart-td-joint-statement-on-labor-day-2022/The following is a statement from BLET President Dennis Pierce and SMART-TD ...
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Disqualified for disabilities, railroad workers fight back

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/disqualified-disabilities-railroad-workers-fight-back-88535065 Union Pacific has already lost three lawsuits over the way it removes employees with health conditions because of safety ...
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PEB recommendations ‘fall short’ of labor’s concerns, union leader says

SMART-TD President Jeremy FergusonPhoto – SMART-TD (Source: Progressive Railroading 08/22/2022) Although the Presidential Emergency Board’s (PEB) recommendations for a contract settlement between ...
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UP logs volume uptick, adds rail cars to support demand

(Source: Progressive Railroading 08/23/2022) With its volumes up 2% so far this quarter, Union Pacific Railroad has pulled nearly 3,000 of its ...
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STB approval of Uinta Basin Railway challenged

(Source: Railway Age, August 22, 2022) The Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) “inadequate” assessments of the Uinta Basin Railway project’s climate, ...
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STB concerned Class I service troubles could impact grain harvest season

(Source: Progressive Railroading, August 22, 2022) In light of recent freight-rail service problems, the Surface Transportation Board is expressing concern about the ...
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PEB 250 issues recommendations

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, August 17 — The recommendations of Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) No. 250 were published on Tuesday, August 16. ...
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BLET, SMART-TD presidents update members following PEB 250

Brothers and Sisters of our unions:Presidential Emergency Board (“PEB” or “the Board”) 250 conducted hearings in Washington, D.C. this past ...
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In the Line of Duty: Keith W. Bass

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, July 29 — Brother Keith W. Bass, a member of BLET Division 48 in St. Louis, Missouri, died ...
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FRA proposes two-person train crew requirement

"This proposed rule will improve safety for America's rail passengers — and rail workers — across the country," said U.S. ...
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The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen - UP Western Region GCA represents locomotive engineers working in the Western Region of the Union Pacific Railroad, which encompasses Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and portions of Nevada. We also represent members on the Portland & Western Railroad as well as the Portland Terminal Railroad.

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