Archive for July 7, 2017

Q&A: Unemployment and sickness benefits for railroad employees

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, July 6, 2017) CHICAGO — The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) administers the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, which provides two kinds of benefits for qualified railroaders: unemployment benefits for those who become unemployed but are ready, willing, and able to work; and sickness benefits for those who are unable to work…

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Feds probing implementation of train safety technology

(Source: thehill.com BY MELANIE ZANONA – 07/06/17 ) A federal watchdog is probing how railroads are implementing train safety technology amid concern that some systems are not moving fast enough to meet an upcoming federal deadline. The Department of Transportation’s inspector general announced this week that the office is conducting a new audit to explore how railroads are using…

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