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Pursuant to BMWED Resolution #37, reaffirmed by the 2022 National Division Convention, six (6) scholarships in the amount of $5,000.00 each will be awarded in 2023 for BMWED members or eligible dependents, enrolled or scheduled to enroll in an accredited college, university or vocational trade school. Apply Now!

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This webpage was composed by BMWED Rank and File Military Veterans with the goal of assisting, identifying and promoting resources and benefits for those BMWED members who provided military service to our nation. By bringing BMWED Veterans under one banner, the Armed Forces Council hopes to build a collective voice for Military Veterans within our Brotherhood and be able to organize, mobilize, and secure benefits and opportunities within the Railroads.

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A deal is a deal. That is unless you are a powerful Class I railroad.

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The Chicago Passenger Federation (CPF) representing BMWED members employed on the Chicago-based commuter railroad Metra has voted to merge with the United Passenger Rail Federation (UPRF), creating a “super system” of passenger railroad maintenance of way members.

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As we mark Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. national remembrance day, it feels particularly hollow this year to not discuss the railroads’ shameless lip service and double talk on inclusion and diversity.

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The office of the Director of Government Affairs in Washington, D.C., will mail the 2023 Legislative Convention election credential forms (along with instructions) to all BMWED Local Lodges on January 1, 2023.

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For the better part of two days in D.C. this week, testimony after testimony before the Surface Transportation Board, ranging from Labor Union presentations (including the BMWED) to trade associations to the rail customers themselves, has dragged Union Pacific’s operations strategy worse than a dangling E.O.T. device, thoroughly decimating the greed and short-sightedness that has led to U.P.’s utter ineptitude.

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For the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster (BMWED) members - apply now for Academic or Training/Vocational scholarships through the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund. Deadline is March 1, 2023. Awards range from $1,000 to $10,000 for Academic scholarships and $500-$2000 for Vocational/Training Program scholarships.


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