More and more of America’s workers want to join a union. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology study found that nearly half of all nonunion workers, or more than 60 million people — would join a union today if given the chance. Public approval of unions, at 65 percent, is one of the highest marks in half a century.
Today, Workers Memorial Day, is a solemn reminder that workplaces are still dangerous places. Unions have always led the way for safer workplaces and 50 years ago today, the Occupational Safety and Health Act went into effect. This Act was the foundation for a safe workplace and Unions have fought tirelessly to pass laws, enact regulations, and provide other protections to make workplaces safer.
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Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines. These vaccines will
continue undergoing the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history to make sure that they
As you may have heard, Congress recently enacted legislation to provide some financial relief to railroaders. In the legislation entitled the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), Congress essentially extended the benefits originally created by the CARES Act. This legislation provides for the following benefits:
* A recovery benefit of $600 per 2-week unemployment registration period.
The dangerous Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) model is putting corporate greed above safety, and rail workers are sounding the alarm and warning that railroads are “courting disaster.”
Increasingly, railroads are choosing to boost profits and pay shareholders rather than invest in safety.
Hazardous Materials Training Program
The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is funded by a federal grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to provide hazmat training to rail workers.
Have you ever wondered why you pay union dues or what the union does? Being a unionized railroader has distinct advantages. This video provides some basic information about how railroad unions function and what they do for you.
This week, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act, a $1.9 trillion bill to help fight the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. President Biden signed the law, which will provide significant assistance to the American people during this unprecedented crisis. Here are 20 ways the American Rescue Plan will help working people:
If you are a union member who participates in certain Union Plus programs and have been affected by the severe storms in Texas, you may be eligible for financial assistance through the Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant program.
"LIRR train delays and cancellations caused by problems during a weekend signal project stretched into their second weekday on Tuesday, and a key union official is blaming the railroad for outsourcing safety-sensitive work to unqualified contractors.