Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) National President Dennis R. Pierce and BLET Texas Mexican Railway (Tex Mex) General Chairman Chris Heise today rejected a plan by Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS) to replace American crews with Mexican crews in Laredo, Texas, setting the stage for a BLET strike on the Tex Mex at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 9.
Workers at Parsec, Inc. in Commerce, Calif. who belong to Local 986 have overwhelmingly ratified a first contract that provides substantial wage increases, a better and more affordable health care plan, real union representation and other major improvements.
Delegates representing 24,000 members of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division (BMWED) re-elected Freddie Simpson as their national president during the second day of their Fourth Regular Convention.
Members of the BMWED opened their Fourth Regular Convention today with over 330 delegates in attendence.
Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen working at Canadian National/Illinois Central ratified a new contract on May 30.
Binding arbitration between the BMWED-IBT and SMART-Mechanical bargaining coalition and the National Carriers' Conference Committee (NCCC) have concluded.
The FAMES committee on rail safety met this week at the Teamsters headquarters to discuss railroad fatalities and recommendations for their prevention.