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.
To help prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Federal
Railroad Administration (FRA) issued Emergency Order (EO) No. 32 to require compliance with the mask requirements of the Order of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Emergency Order No.
The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has developed two changes to the agency’s nationwide toll-free telephone system that should improve customers’ access to agency staff and services. The changes will take effect on February 15.
After serving notice under Section 6 of the Railway Labor Act in February 2019, the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Company (METRA) and members of Local 183 reached a seven-year Agreement, which was officially ratified on February 24, 2021.
The contract contains a lump sum signing bonus of $3,400, compounded annual wage increases totaling 15.
On February 10, 2021, the Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-Way Employees and Signal (FAMES) Committee released an alert highlighting the unique hazards associated with working on, or near multiple tracks. This alert provides statistical findings, and recommendations for staying safe based on the analysis of 46 fatalities.
After a successful organizing campaign that started in the late summer of 2020, Signal Workers at the Bombardier Transportation Company voted unanimously to be represented by the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen on February 4, 2021. Bombardier operates and maintains the River Line light-rail system between Camden and Trenton, New Jersey.
January 31, 2021: At approximately 2:00 pm, a 60-year-old male track laborer with 41 years of service was marking ties when a tamper unexpectedly travelled forward and fatally struck the laborer. The tamper operator, with 28 years of service, stated he had to drop the tamping heads to stop the machine.