Disaster Relief





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The BMWED has received a unanimous vote in favor of the March 4, 2021 Executive Board Ballot, approving $500 Disaster Relief Benefits to Members in Louisiana who suffered certain losses due to abnormal winter storm weather.

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The BMWED National Division Executive Board has authorized a $500 Disaster Relief Benefit to BMWED Members residing in Texas who suffered one of the losses detailed below due to the abnormal winter storm weather occurring the week of February 15, 2021

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Due to the unusual cold temperatures and snowfall in Texas, there are many families in need. Our Disaster Relief Coordinator, Roy Gillespie, has let us know that donations of supplies are urgently needed.

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Our Union has been fighting CSXT’s implementation of the new TimeTrax payroll system since the Carrier unilaterally put it into place in mid-November 2020.

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The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is pleased to announce the following HazMat/Chemical Emergency Response Training Program. This training addresses OSHA and DOT required training in addition to procedures, different levels of response and worker protection in a hazardous materials emergency or release, weapons of mass destruction awareness and the incident command system.

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Most railroad retirement annuities, like social security benefits, will increase in January 2020 due to a rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from the third quarter of 2018 to the corresponding period of the current year.

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Contract Negotiations with the Class 1 Freight Carriers begin in January 2020. Starting in January 2019, the BMWED initiated a membership survey through the Internal Organizers, the Front Line Communicators, and System and Local Officers. After nine months of energetic member engagement, the Survey process has come to an end. We are excited to report there have been over 7,800 surveys completed from every corner of the country with the following results:

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The following health and wellness resources are available to those impacted by Hurricane Dorian.


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