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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 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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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.