ATDA news

Benefits of Being an ATDA Unionized Railroad Worker

Being a Unionized railroader has distinct advantages. The attached video provides some basic information about how railroad Unions function and what they do for you. This video also highlights the importance of having a contract and the role the Union has in enforcing it.

How Freight Rail is Courting Catastrophe

Workers are sounding the alarm that drastic cuts in employees and maintenance in order to increase profits are tempting fate. Read the article.

FRA – Emergency Order 32

Here is the link to Emergency Order 32 Here is the link to the US DOT FAQ page Here is a link to the CDC for the CDC Order and FAQ’s

Support the REEF Act

We are writing to you to ask you to support the “Railroad Unemployment Equity and Fairness Act (“REEF Act”), S. 4860, sponsored by Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).
The REEF Act ends the unfair sequestration of Railroad Retirement Sickness and Unemployment benefits for railroad workers who become unemployed or sick on the job.

2021 ATDA Scholarship

The 2021 ATDA scholarship application period is now open.  Please select the link below to download the application form.  Follow the instructions carefully.  All applications and supporting documentation must be received no later than May 10, 2021.  Mail early or email and make sure you confirm… Read More »2021 ATDA Scholarship

Rail Labor Letter to FRA

On March 13th, the FRA opened the Emergency Relief Docket (FRA-2020-0002) for Novel
Coronavirus (COVID-19), activating the provisions of 49 CFR § 211.45. These provisions grant the FRA wide latitude to expeditiously waive its regulations, including those that concern rail safety and the wellbeing and fair treatment of employees. For these reasons, we are carefully
monitoring requests for relief made to the docket and may file additional comments on present or future petitions.