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  • Rail Workers’ Right to Choose Medical Network Upheld

    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 22 — An arbitrator has rejected the railroad industry’s attempt to utilize a never-before-used contract clause imposed by Congress 30 years ago to reduce the healthcare networks available to over 250,000 railroad workers and family members on the National Healthcare Plan for Railroad Employees. The decision is a major victory for railroad

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  • Coordinated Bargaining Coalition Update, September 2021

    September 22, 2021 — The Rail Unions comprising the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC), negotiating together in the current round of National Negotiations, have issued the following statement: To read the statement select this link /wp-content/uploads/2021/09/CBC-Update-20210922.pdf

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  • 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

    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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  • Elon Musk hosting SNL: A very bad joke on working people

    Read the article by AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler

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Rail News

  • TTD Urges FTA to Protect Transit Workers
    On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and our 33 affiliated unions, we thank you for taking this important step to begin examining the serious safety issues facing transit workers across this country every single day. TTD’s affiliated unions collectively represent most transit workers in this country, including rail transit, bus, roadway, construction, and maintenance workers[1]. Most of… Read more »
  • Transportation Labor Praises Passage of Build Back Better Act, Urges Senate to Act
    Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and Shari Semelsberger, secretary-treasurer of TTD, issue this statement in response to the passage of the Build Back Better Act in the House of Representatives: “When President Biden was sworn into office last January, he made a promise to the American people: […] The post Transportation Labor… Read more »
  • TTD President Regan hits back at disastrous industry practices, offers praise for Biden Administration’s concrete steps to end America’s supply chain problems
    Washington, DC —As the supply chain crisis continues to pose serious challenges to all Americans, this morning’s hearing, “Industry and Labor Perspectives: A Further Look at North American Supply Chain Challenges,” held by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, cast an important light on the systemic factors that got us here and on the ill-advised […] The post TTD President… Read more »
  • TTD President Greg Regan testifies before House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on supply chain challenges
    On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and our 33 affiliated unions, I first want to thank Chairman DeFazio and Ranking Member Graves for inviting me to testify before the Committee today on the extremely timely issue of supply chain challenges and congestion. The employees represented by TTD-affiliated unions have had a front-row seat to the serious challenges… Read more »
  • Transportation labor applauds largest investment in transportation, jobs in America’s history
    Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and Shari Semelsberger, secretary-treasurer of TTD, issue this statement in response to the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the advancement of the Build Back Better Act in the House of Representatives: Tonight is a historic night for millions […] The post Transportation labor… Read more »
  • TTD Supports Historic Investments in America’s Infrastructure
    On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am writing to encourage your strong support for H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, when it is brought before the House for a vote. The post TTD Supports Historic Investments in America’s Infrastructure appeared first on TTD. Read more »
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