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2015 Q1 Signalman's Journal
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Weather Report
New Jersey Transit Rail Labor Coalition

New Jersey Transit Rail members deserve a fair contract, a contract similar to those achieved by their Brothers and Sisters on neighboring commuter lines — Metro North and Long Island Rail Road. That is why, for the first time ever, every union on New Jersey Transit has come together in a bargaining coalition.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Ever want to help set a world record? You can, while at the same time you can help your neighbor, the older couple down the block, your children’s friends at school, or the family of the soldier serving overseas. We have the chance to do it with the “2016 Letter Carrier Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive”, on Saturday, May 14.

Local 168 Member in Need of Assistance

Brother Steven Spangler, BRS Member and Local 168 First Vice President needs our support — his son, Trenton Spangler, age 14, has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

2016 Standard Mileage Rate

The 2016 standard mileage rate set by the Internal Revenue Service will be 54 cents per mile, effective January 1, 2016. Please use this rate when calculating mileage reimbursement on expense reports for 2016.

American Income Life

American Income Life AIL is offering $3,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefit to Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) members and retirees at no cost. Please know, you are entitled to the coverage simply by being a BRS Member, active or retired. We encourage you to click the above link, and fill out the form.

Message from the Union Veterans Council

Dear Union Veterans Council Members: The holiday season is here and the New Year is nearly upon us. It’s my sincere hope that 2016 brings you and your loved ones health and happiness. The Union Veterans Council is committed to building the veteran class and fighting for all working people — through education, mobilization and showing the difference solidarity can make.

2015 — The Year in Review

National Negotiations —
The BRS served its Section 6 notice (contract proposal) to the National Carriers Conference Committee (NCCC) on December 19, 2014, on those carriers party to National Agreement handling. This is a requirement of the Railway Labor Act. By serving our Section 6 notice, we begin the process of negotiations with the railroads.

2016 Rail Hazmat Training

Rail Hazmat — DOT Hazardous Materials Instructor Training (Train-the-Trainer)

The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program prides itself on providing the most valuable worker safety training available and most of it is delivered by peer trainers.

Mike Baldwin Elected Vice President West

November 20, 2015, Front Royal, Virginia

On Thursday, November 19, 2015, Brother Mike Baldwin was elected to fill the position of Vice President West for the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen. The Vice President West post was vacated by Mark Ciurej when he retired on November 15.

Sarah Feinberg Confirmed as New Head of
Federal Railroad Administration

The U.S. Senate confirmed Sarah Feinberg to be the Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on October 28, 2015. She was appointed by President Barack Obama on May 29, 2015, to serve as the Nation’s chief safety regulator for freight and passenger rail.

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2016 Construction Career Fair
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