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2014 Q3 Signalman's Journal
2014 BRS Souvenir Program
2014 Officers' Report
2014 Q2 Signalman's Journal
2014 Q1 Signalman's Journal
2013 Q4 Signalman's Journal
2013 Q3 Signalman's Journal
2013 Q2 Signalman's Journal
2013 Q1 Signalman's Journal

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Help Wanted — Grand Lodge Representative

The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen Grand Executive Council is accepting resumés for the purpose of appointing a new Grand Lodge Representative.

Training Standards — FINAL RULE

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has established minimum training standards for all safety-related railroad employees, as required by the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA).

Awareness Level Hazardous Materials Training

Thursday, December 4. 2014 — 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
748 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204

This 8-hour hazardous materials awareness course provides rail workers with valuable skills and knowledge necessary to protect themselves and others in an emergency situation involving hazardous materials.

Postive Train Control (PTC) — FINAL RULE

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued its final rule amending the regulations implementing a requirement of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 that certain passenger and freight railroads install Positive Train Control (PTC) systems governing operations on certain main line tracks.

Updated Signal Hours of Service
Interpretive Document

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued its updated Signal Hours of Service (HOS) interpretive document S-14-01 amending the older G-00-02 interpretive document. This document covers an introduction, rules for signal service, records and reporting, and gives examples applicable to signal HOS.

Federal Railroad Chief Returning to Chicago
to Focus on Transportation Issues

The nation's top railroad official is stepping down and will return to his Chicago-area roots to join the metropolitan region's planning agency to work on local transportation issues, officials said Thursday.

FAMES — Fourth Quarter Safety Alert

Twenty-Five Years of Data Shows 4th Quarter Spike in Fatal Roadway Worker Incidents

A comparison of available roadway worker fatality data over a span of 25 years (1986–1994 and 1997–2012) indicates that the highest number of roadway worker incidents occur in the 4th Quarter.

FedEx Ground Misclassified as Independent Contractors Instead of Employees

Court finds that workforce of FedEx Ground drivers are employees, not independent contractors. Could be liable for hundreds of millions of dollars in drivers’ operating expenses and wages Oakland, CA — The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that a class of 2,300 individuals working for FedEx Ground was misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.

UAW and GM Announce Cadillac SRX As New Product for Spring Hill Manufacturing

In a victory for Tennessee’s workers and families, UAW International Union and Local 1853 joined with General Motors executives to announce the Cadillac SRX as one of two future mid-size vehicles set for manufacturing at the Spring Hill plant, as well as a $191 million investment at the Spring Hill Complex for a new Small Gas Engine (SGE) program. The news means that GM will retain 415 jobs at the Spring Hill facility.

LIRR Contract Ratified

The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen received enough votes to ratify a new contract agreement with the Long Island Rail Road on July 29, 2014.

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Productivity Pay - Back-Pay Settlement Reached
AFA-CWA Local Council 57
Peanut Butter for the Holidays!
IBEW Local 483
Update on New MIA Exit Portal
TWU Local 568
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Teamsters Local 355

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