BMWED COVID-19 RESOURCES

Published: Apr 3 2020 1:09PM



The BMWED has compiled a list of COVID-19 resources on this page for ease and organization. We understand that things are stressful and endeavored to make it simpler to find helpful and important information.

Here you will find links to the RRB short-term disability and unemployment office, the Teamster's COVID-19 page, the CDC's guidelines for the pandemic, expanded benefits under the railroad employees' National Health and Welfare Plan; and various other mental health resources compiled by our Education and Safety directors.

Your BMWED System Division/Federation office is the optimal place to direct questions and seek information during this National Emergency. Every railroad is different, and information varies. To get the most accurate info, it is best to call your General Chairperson or Vice General Chairperson. If your railroad is not following CDC guidelines, such as providing proper sanitation efforts, appropriate distancing during job briefings, etc., contact your Vice or General Chairman immediately. A list of phone numbers for each BMWED System/Federation can be found HERE

BMWED COVID-19 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - Q&A

Letters Sent by President Simpson to the Class 1 Freight Railroads Insisting on COVID-19 Testing, Tracing, and Compensation

RRB: Unemployment and Sickness Benefit Flexibilities Under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act
(RUIA) during the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak


BMWED NATIONAL DIVISION POLICY FOR MEMBER ASSISTANCE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

BMWED SYSTEM OFFICER DIRECTORY

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Your Track To Health: Health and Wellness Resources Available to BMWED Members Covered Under the National Plan (Expanded Benefit Resources Due to COVID-19)

BMWED COMMUNICATION IN A CRISIS

BMWED COVID-19 Communication Tips 

BMWED COVID-19 Communication Tips (pt. 2)

BMWED & ATTICUS CONSULTING GROUP LLC: How to Manage Distractions and Focus Your Attention 
in the Age of Coronavirus, CV-19



International Brotherhood of Teamsters COVID-19 Outbreak Resources

Legislative: EXCEL Spreadsheet Outlining State Level Legislative Action in Response to COVID-19 (Updated 5/6/20)

Health Advocate:Tips for Protecting Yourself and Others
Health Advocate:Tips for Protecting Yourself and Others (Spanish)
HealthAdvocate: Managing Fear
HealthAdvocate: Managing Fear (Spanish)
HealthAdvocate: Proper Hand Washing 
HealthAdvocate: Proper Hand Washing (Spanish)



BMWED’s Request for a Strong COVID-19 Safety Program for Amtrak Employees

Film Industry Teamsters Example of Safe COVID-19 Strategies Upon Reopening

Department of Veteran Affairs - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Resources for Managing Stress







If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, there are resources and people who want to help!

• The Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746
https://www.myteamcare.org/ - Search for an in network Mental Healthcare provider. 
• Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): The National 

Helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential referrals and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, treatment, and recovery. 

**SAMHSA's National Helpline: 800-662-HELP (4357)

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources: https://www.samhsa.gov/coronavirus