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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 by all of us, every day, in moving America’s freight. As dedicated railroaders we are essential employees who worked throughout the pandemic. We continue to keep the Nation’s supply chain running 24 hours a day,…

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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 President Jeremy Ferguson. CLEVELAND, September 2 — As we approach Labor Day 2022, our Unions stand at a crossroads. While our normal messages heading into one of the most important days for Organized Labor would…

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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 concerns, and the prospect of hundreds more lawsuits looms over the railroad By Josh Funk AP Business Writer August 18, 2022, 3:19 AM OMAHA, Neb. — After Terrence Hersey had a stroke on the way…

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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, public health and safety impacts undermine its approval of the project under the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act, according to a Colorado County and environmental groups, Law360 reports. Full story: Railway Age

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