On April 3, 2016, Amtrak Train #89 collided with a backhoe performing track maintenance work in the Northeast Corridor near Chester, PA.
Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) achieved a significant milestone with the ratification of their first-ever union contract with the Illinois Railway (IR) on March 21, 2016.
The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division reached a tentative agreement as part of the bargaining coalition with New Jersey Transit Rail Operations in the early evening of March 11, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey.
The New Jersey Transit Rail Labor Coalition (of which the BMWED is a part) meets again today with NJ Transit management in an effort to avoid service disruption and secure a new agreement for the 4,000-plus Union employees.
BMWED members working on Canadian Pacific Rail in the Albany, NY, area went on strike earlier this week.
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for scholarship awards.
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative contract with the Illinois Railway (IR), governing rates of pay and work rules for approximately 35 train and engine service employees.
New Jersey Transit Bargaining Update for all BMWED members.