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The BMWED-IBT National Division Headquarters is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant to the President-Legislative. The position will be headquartered in the BMWED-IBT Washington, D.C. office. Candidates must excel in their attention to detail and accuracy, be driven, self-motivated, organized, and committed to the ideals and goals of organized labor and the BMWED...

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Are you someone who looks at the glass half-empty rather than half-full? Negative thoughts may affect many facets of your day-to-day life, including your health. An optimistic outlook, coupled with positive thoughts, is important in managing stress. Being optimistic doesn’t mean you are not affected by the negative aspects of life; it just means that you are the type of person who tries to handle each situation hoping for the best and not the worst...

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Some Brothers and Sisters have asked, and now it's here. The BMWED store is back up and running. The items offered are Union-made, with custom and volume pricing available. You can find the store on the BMWE.org webpage or in the link provided here. For additional assistance, please contact Sister Katie Fruzynski at katie@bmwe.org or (248) 662-2655.

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The following is a statement from Dennis R. Pierce, National President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and President of the Teamsters Rail Conference. INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, January 22 — "Although it remains a travesty that criminal charges were ever filed, justice was served in the unanimous not guilty verdict issued by jurors in the Lac-Megantic trial in Sherbrooke, Quebec, on January 19, 2018..."

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Bombardier Transportation maintenance of way employees working on Florida's SunRail commuter line are the newest members of the BMWED, voting last week to join the Brotherhood's Allied Federation. The 20-member track maintenance group is based out of Sanford, Fla. Official certification of the vote is expected this week.

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The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced that during the lapse in Federal funding for certain Government operations which began January 20, ongoing benefit payments will continue and all RRB offices are expected to remain open. RRB field offices, operating with reduced staffs, will continue to accept new claims for unemployment and sickness benefits, as well as new applications for retirement, survivor, and disability benefits. Persons receiving ongoing benefit payments are...

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The BMWED is a national union representing the workers who build and maintain the tracks, bridges, buildings and other structures on the railroads of the United States. Founded in 1887, at Demopolis, Alabama, as a fraternal organization by Track Foreman John T. Wilson, the BMWED membership forms a cross section of American culture.


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