Archive for June 6, 2018

RRB Q&A: Railroad Retirement age reductions

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, May 31, 2018) CHICAGO — Railroad retirement benefits are subject to reduction if an employee with less than 30 years of service retires before attaining full retirement age. While employees with less than 30 years of service may still retire at age 62, the age at which full retirement benefits…

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Teamsters at UPS, UPS Freight authorize strikes, if necessary

(Source: International Brotherhood of Teamsters press release, June 5, 2018) WASHINGTON, D.C. — UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters have approved giving their respective negotiating committees the right to call a strike, if necessary. The UPS members authorized a strike, if necessary, by a 93 percent margin. At UPS Freight, the margin was 91 percent. The vote…

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One dead in train collision near Kingman, Ariz.; NTSB investigating

(Source: ABC 15, June 5, 2018) KINGMAN, Ariz. — Officials with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) says one person has died following a train collision northeast of Kingman on Tuesday. According to deputies, at 3 p.m., they responded to a report of a train collision outside of Truxton. As they arrived, they found that…

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