Maintenance of Way employees on the Huron and Eastern Railway company recently voted in favor of representation by the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division (BMWED), a division of the Teamsters Rail Conference.
“The employees of Huron and Eastern knew the value of our union and worked hard to accomplish recognition,” said Dennis Albers, BMWED’s Allied Federation Chairman. “We’re glad to add the employees at Huron and Eastern to our membership and look forward to securing their first union contract.”
The Huron and Eastern Railway, owned and operated by Rail America, operates in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. They are headquartered in Vassar, Michigan with their main junction in Saginaw, Michigan.
The BMWED represents more than 35,000 men and women engaged in construction, repair and maintenance of railroad tracks, bridge, structures and equipment throughout the United States. They, along with the 35,000 member Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, comprise the Teamsters Rail Conference.