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Federal court orders UP to put BLET officers, member back to work

Federal court orders UP to put BLET officers, member back to work

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 4 — A federal judge in El Paso, Texas has ordered Union Pacific Railroad (UP) to reverse the unlawful suspensions of a group of six members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) — five of whom are elected officers of Division 192 in El Paso. The judge ruled that all these union members had been wrongfully suspended by the UP in violation of the Railway Labor Act (RLA). UP had suspended these union members for a physical altercation at a private union meeting that was off-duty and completely off company premises.
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Rail Unions Endorse the INVEST in America Act

Rail Unions Endorse the INVEST in America Act

On behalf of the undersigned rail labor organizations, we write today to express our strong support for H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act. This legislation would have transformative impacts across the rail industry and the nation, benefiting rail workers, consumers, travelers, and the broader economy. We applaud Chair DeFazio and Chair Payne for a bold approach to our national rail system.
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ATDA applauds Chairmen DeFazio, Payne Jr. and Senator Markey for advancing critical Infrastructure Legislation that includes strong Labor Protections
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Rail News

  • Restored federal funding for California High Speed Rail is win for working families
    Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement commending the Biden administration for restoring $929 million in federal funding for California High Speed Rail: “The era of playing politics with transportation funding is over. Last week’s announcement that California High Speed Rail will once again receive federal […] The post Restored federal… Read more »
  • Hands-On Training is Essential for Rail Safety
    Mr. Karl Alexy Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety & Chief Safety Officer Federal Railroad Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE Washington DC, 20590 RE: UP Waiver of Compliance, Simulator Training Docket No. FRA-2021-0042 On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased to respond to the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) request for […] The post Hands-On Training… Read more »
  • INVEST in America Act is the bold vision working families need
    Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding passage of the INVEST in America Act by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee: “Transportation labor applauds passage of the INVEST in America Act by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee early this morning. Working families are now […] The post INVEST in… Read more »
  • TTD Calls for A Pro-Worker, Pro-Safety Regulatory Agenda
    On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased to respond to the Department of Transportation’s request for comment on its notice entitled Notification of Regulatory Review. TTD consists of 33 affiliate unions representing workers in all modes of transportation. We therefore have a vested interest in this policy. The post TTD Calls for A Pro-Worker, Pro-Safety… Read more »
  • Transportation Labor Supports the INVEST in America Act
    Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in support of the INVEST in America Act: “We applaud the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for putting the needs of working families first by reintroducing the INVEST in America Act. This legislation builds on legislation introduced and […] The post Transportation Labor… Read more »
  • Transportation Labor celebrates expansion of TSO collective bargaining rights
    Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding the expansion of union rights and worker protections to America’s TSA Workforce: “For nearly two decades, Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) have placed themselves in harm’s way to keep travelers and transportation workers safe by screening passengers and baggage […] The post Transportation Labor… Read more »
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