The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, as part of the Rail Labor Coordinated Bargaining Group, has asked for federal mediation to settle the Class 1 railroad contract negotiations.
Scholarship applications for the sons and daughters of Teamster members are now available.
Workers at Parsec, Inc. in Commerce, Calif., an intermodal rail transportation company, voted overwhelmingly this week to form their union as members of Teamsters Local 986, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said.There are 777 ramp drivers and crane operators in the bargaining unit and the vote was 455 to 193.
Several U.S. Senators are calling for increased security at the nation's rail stations, according to an article in Progressive Railroading.
Legislative Representatives of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) met at Teamsters headquarters in Washington this week.
The BLET has reached a tentative agreement with the Wheeling and Lake Erie railroad covering engineers and trainmen.
The BLET is urging that locomotive engine air brakes be inspected at the standard 1,500 mile limit instead of the 2,600 limit that the AAR is petitioning for.
Hazmat training will begin in November, 2016, for members of the Teamsters Rail Conference (members of the BMWED and BLET).