WASHINGTON, DC — Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), today commends the Federal Railroad Administration on its intention to issue a new rule on two-person train crew requirements.
CSX Transportation (CSXT) sold a portion of its mainline track to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in 2010 so that it could build a commuter line to be named SunRail.
From the beginning of the line sale process, the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) was fully engaged in ensuring that its members working for CSXT would be properly represented through the process.
Staples and the U.S. Postal Service have cut a deal that jeopardizes your mail service and your local post office. In fact, post offices across the country are at risk — along with thousands of good jobs.
The Staples deal will replace full-service U.S. Post Offices with knock-off post offices in Staples stores that are not staffed with U.S. Postal Service employees.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) last week announced a new final rule that requires each Class I, intercity passenger railroad and commuter railroad to establish and implement a plan for employees who are under stress after being directly involved in, or a witness or responder to, a "critical incident.
In 11 of the 29 cases where an adjacent track was present, the fatal accident occurred on the adjacent track immediately next to where the work was actually being performed. FAMES classified these 11 accidents as adjacent track fatalities. The available data indicates that all 11 adjacent track fatalities occurred on controlled track where track centers were 19 feet or less.
MARCH 26, 2014 — The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) and its coalition partner, The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes (BMWED), joined together to form the Passenger Rail Labor Bargaining Coalition. Between the two Unions, almost all of Amtrak’s engineering department employees negotiated together as one bargaining unit.
As the conversation around raising wages reaches a fever-pitch, the AFL-CIO will launch a new initiative to expose the myth that raising wages is bad for businesses and our overall economy. The recent announcement by Gap to raise its wage puts pressure on other corporations to cease hiding behind the argument that raising wages is a bad business practice.
The action-adventure film "Divergent," which opened in theaters nationwide this week, depicts a future world where people are divided into factions based on human virtues. Unfortunately, like the young adult novel upon which it is based, in the movie members of the Dauntless faction travel to different parts of their post-apocalyptic city by jumping onto and off of moving trains.