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Freight railroads, short line railroads and rail labor applaud Congress for ensuring that rail workers have access to critical unemployment and sickness benefits during this unprecedented public health emergency in the latest COVID-19 aid package. Unlike the average American worker, railroaders do not receive unemployment benefits through state-administered programs but rather through the Railroad Retirement Board’s (RRB) Railroad Unemployment Insurance Program (RUI).

 
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BNSF Railway will change its medical leave of absence and return-to-work policies following a lawsuit filed by several rail labor unions, including the BMWED.

 
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The following health and wellness resources are available to you and your family.

 
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Our country has come to a massive halt, but BMWED members nationwide remain at work, keeping a hobbled economy standing. Everyone who has ever driven a spike knows that railroaders are among the strongest, benevolent, kind, driven and committed people you’d ever know. And now, thanks to a global emergency, that sentiment is crystal clear to everyone.