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

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Yesterday, we lost a beloved brother in a tragic accident on a railroad bridge near Baldwin, La. Brother Joshua Crocram, BMWED AT&SFF Local Lodge 2409 member and employee for BNSF railroad, died following a fall into the Baldwin Canal on the Lafayette Subdivision. He was 26 years old. Brother Joshua had worked for BNSF for four years.

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Attached is a flyer announcing the 2019 Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program’s Chemical/Emergency Response classes. Any members interested in attending these classes must register at www.rwhmtp.org or www.railworkertrainingprogram.org. Registration is open now so members may start registering immediately.

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It took nearly 60 years for the American worker to establish and codify an eight-hour workday. What is widely observed today as a common practice, and presently given little extra thought, was a hard-fought and daunting challenge for laborers. Companies at the dawn of the 20th Century fiercely opposed the notion of worker rest or employee consideration...

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This document is a Summary Report to the BMWED membership outlining the key findings of the Occupational Safety and Health research project. The Summary Report was authored by a team of highly-credentialed medical and academic researchers with extensive experience in workplace safety and health, both nationally and internationally. The full research project includes three separate areas of study: (1) epidemiology, (2) ergonomic and physical hazards, and (3) social and economic impacts.

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Missouri voters, by a 2-to-1 margin, crushed the bogusly-called “right-to-work” law, because the majority of people in the state saw through the company greed. BMWED members joined the fight, volunteering their time – along with thousands of other Union members from the Teamsters, the AFL-CIO, IBEW, CWA, AFT, SEIU, and countless others – to canvass voters throughout Missouri. They knocked on strangers’ doors, explained the worthless proposal, and asked the people of Missouri to vote against it.

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This letter concerns Union Pacific (UP) improperly allowing outside contractors to perform Maintenance of Way crossing watchman and flagging duties. Starting in 2013, UP engaged in an intentional scheme designed to remove crossing watchman and flagging duties from Maintenance of Way forces. The crossing watchman and flagging work at issue was required and instigated by UP. The work was controlled by UP and it provided UP with direct benefit. The work had, since the inception of the railroad,

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The BMWED National Division is proud to announce the scheduling of a two-day Local Lodge Officer training seminar in New Orleans, LA, October 16-17, 2018.


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