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Designed for railroad employees and spouses planning to retire within five years, the Pre-Retirement Seminars we offer familiarize attendees with the retirement benefits available to them, and also guide them through the application process. Sponsored by the Office of the Labor Member, seminars are held at a number of locations annually.

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The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is sending our support and commitment to the members of Unifor Local 594 as it faces a disgraceful lockout from Coop Refinery and its parent company, Federated Coop Limited. 730 Saskatchewan families have been locked out of their workplace for far too long.

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The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about legislation approved by the House today that would comprehensively update the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to benefit workers.

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The BMWED/SMART-MD Coalition is scheduled to conduct negotiations with the NCCC on March 18th and 19th; April 15th and 16th; and May 19th and 20th. Further dates will be scheduled between the parties as bargaining proceeds. The NCCC also advised that it was scheduled to convene with the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition in late February.

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This morning, Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way leaders and staff flyered the corporate offices of Norfolk Southern in both Atlanta, Ga. and Norfolk, Va. The issue is the rotten, inedible food the railroad has served its BMWED members on its Designated Production Gangs.

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Beginning on January 1, 2020, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 57.5 cents per mile driven for business use, down one half of a cent from the rate for 2019, 17 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down three cents from the rate for 2019, and 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations.

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Penn Fed Holds Successful 23rd Convention; General Counsel Bill Bon Retires; Former CRSF General Chairmen Ed Long Celebrates Retirement; Federal Appeals Court Rules Against BMWED in Physical Track Inspection Decision; Hoffa: 2020 Presidential Candidates Must Share Vision for Labor; BMWED Members Stand with the UAW During its Successful Strike; Railroad Retirement Benefits Will Increase in 2020; Mandatory Electronic Filing of DOL Report Forms LM-3 and LM-4 Reminder; and More!

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If you do not respond, or if documentation provided is not sufficient, coverage for your spouse as identified in Plan records will be terminated as soon as administratively practicable following the end of the audit period (March 31, 2020).


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