Archive for September 1, 2017

RRB advises rail workers impacted by Hurricane Harvey

(From a Railroad Retirement Board press release.) INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, September 1 — The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is reminding rail employees out of work due to Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath that they may qualify for unemployment benefits. To determine eligibility or file claims for benefits, affected railroaders should call the RRB’s toll-free telephone…

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Labor Day 2017

By Dennis R. Pierce BLET National President INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, August 31 — With the Labor Day holiday upon us, it is an appropriate time to recognize unions for all they do for American workers and the nation’s economy. The American economy benefits more Americans when unions are strong. It’s no coincidence that our middle class…

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