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On November 3rd, 2018 we lost a beloved Brother in the line of duty. Brother Omar Solis was a member of BMWED ICGF Local Lodge 0469. Brother Solis will be laid to rest today in Joliet, Illinois. He passed Saturday after a work site explosion on Metra Railroad on the north side of Chicago. Brother Solis was just 37 years old.

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July-August-September, 2018 - Volume 127 - Number 3 - BMWED Journal: Right to Work Defeated in Missouri; National Division Convention Results and Highlights; Director of Safety gives OCC Health Lecture; Around the Brotherhood; President's Perspective; and more!

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The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is requesting disaster relief assistance from all of our Joint Councils, local unions and affiliate organizations for Teamster members and their surrounding communities who have been affected by the storm.

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Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.3 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Over 2,900 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, supported in part by contributions from the provider of the Union Plus Credit Card.

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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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