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Q&A: Buyouts and Railroad Retirement benefits

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, April 26, 2022) CHICAGO — Railroad employees frequently ask the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) how accepting a buyout from a railroad employer affects their future eligibility for benefits under the Railroad Retirement and Railroad Unemployment Insurance Acts. The following questions and answers provide information on this subject. 1. Would leaving…

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BLET, SMART-TD members protest outside of BNSF shareholder meeting in Omaha

(Source: SMART Transportation Division press release, April 30, 2022) OMAHA, Neb. — While Berkshire Hathaway shareholders sat April 30 in comfort and national cable-news networks live-streamed and deified wealth hoarder Warren Buffett and his executive cronies at the company’s annual meeting, BNSF railroad workers, as always, were out in the elements doing the hard things…

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