The FAMES committee on rail safety met this week at the Teamsters headquarters to discuss railroad fatalities and recommendations for their prevention.
Officers were elected this week to the Teamsters Rail Conference.
Over the weekend, IPods for Wounded Veterans (IFWV), a charity founded and overseen by retired Teamster and Vietnam veteran Paul Cardello, celebrated its 22nd visit to veterans in need. The organization provides free electronics and other goods to veterans in hospitals who are recovering from injuries that they received in combat.
This week in Philadelphia the American Arbitration Association counted and certified the votes cast for the new Amtrak contract for members of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division (BMWED).
(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters’ rail conferences in the U.S. and Canada today joined with unionized Mexican freight rail workers in calling for the inclusion of language in a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that would ensure that all industry workers on the continent are treated fairly and equitably.
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative agreement with the New England Central Railroad (NECR) governing rates of pay, benefits and work rules for 35 operating employees.
BLET members who are locomotive engineers working on Amtrak have ratified a new five-year agreement.
The years-old struggle being waged by 180 active BLET locomotive engineers and trainmen who work for the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway (W&LE) continues.