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  • One year after the train derailment in East Palestine and Congress has yet to take action on bills that would increase safety requirements for railroads. President of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen Michael Baldwin says the delay is detrimental.
    The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen has become the first rail labor union to come out against the activist investor group that’s plotting to oust Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw and gain control of the railroad’s board.
    FRONT ROYAL, February 22, 2024 — The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) expresses grave concern over the activist investor group Ancora's intentions to significantly alter the operational and leadership structure at Norfolk Southern (NS), particularly plans to reduce headcount, a move that poses a direct threat to the safety and well-being of both our workforce and the communities we serve.
    The existing waiver allows BNSF, CPKC, and CSX to test extending the air flow method (AFM) test intervals from 92 days to 184 days on locomotives equipped with the New York Air Brake (NYAB) CCB–II and Fastbrake air brake systems. The most recent petition requests that the relief granted under the existing waiver be extended to CN and UP. In addition, BNSF is requesting that this relief be made permanent. Regulatory Waivers Are Not and Cann
    Surface Transportation Board Chairman Martin Oberman is concerned about the potential of activist investors succeeding in their effort to replace Norfolk Southern Corp.'s top leadership in favor of a short-term strategy of cost-cutting and workforce reductions to boost profits.


    BRS membership offers various discounts and benefits, such as healthcare coverage, legal assistance, retirement plans, and exclusive access to services that can help improve the quality of life for members and their families.

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