Tag: BRC

Statement on National Negotiations by the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition

September 22, 2021 — The Rail Unions comprising the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC), negotiating together in the current round of National Negotiations, have issued the following statement: As we advised in January of 2021, the CBC and the nation’s rail carriers have been at the bargaining table since the beginning of 2020. Since January, CBC […]

Rail Labor Files Joint Comments on FRA’s NPRM

On January 15, 2021, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued an extensive Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled “Amendments to Brake System Safety Standards Governing Operations Using Electronic Air Brake Slip System.” More specifically, FRA proposes to amend its brake system safety standards to address operations using an electronic air brake slip (eABS) system, which […]

1st Annual BRC 6078 Golf Tournament

Lodge 6078 is excited to announce our 1st Annual Brotherhood of Railway Carmen 4-man Scramble Golf Tournament is scheduled for May 15th, 2021. The tournament will have a 12:00 pm Tee Time at the Terre Du Lac Golf Course located at 1424 Rue Riviera in Bonne Terre, Missouri (63628). Please come join us for an […]

TCU 2021 Dues Increase

In accordance with the IAM Constitution, their monthly per capita tax is increased by using the average of the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) as published by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Canadian Consumer Price Index as published by […]

Labor unions press Class I railroads on healthcare benefits

The railroads assert their healthcare offerings are “among the best in the nation” By Joanna Marsh for freightwaves.com Twelve rail unions have banded together to sue the Class I railroads over proposed healthcare benefit-related provisions, saying that the railroads have refused to address the provisions during the collective bargaining process that began on November 1, 2019. The […]

UPDATE: BNSF Petitions FRA to Expand its Wayside Detector Pilot Program

On April 12, 2019, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) granted the BNSF Railway (BNSF) a test waiver to conduct a pilot program on the carrier’s Southern Transcon trains between Chicago, IL, and California to “demonstrate that the use of wheel temperature detectors to prove brake health effectiveness (BHE) will improve safety, reduce risks to employees, […]

TCU Member Charles Dillard has Achieved 50 Years of Service on Alaska Railroad

Charles R. Dillard is proudly displaying his 50 year Veteran’s Badge Award from International President, Robert Martinez, Jr. and General Secretary-Treasurer, Dora Cervantes. Brother Dillard initiated with the BRC/TCU Local 6067 on April 1, 1970. Brother Dillard has achieved 50 years of active service at the Alaska Railroad Corporation in Anchorage. He currently is working […]

Rail Labor Files Joint Comments on FRA’s NPRM

On January 15, 2020, FRA issued an extensive Notice Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled “Brake System Safety Standards.” The NPRM makes sweeping changes to brake inspections standards, and incorporates into the regulations a large number of waivers it has issued to railroads and railroad associations. Among these changes are modifications to regulations concerning air brake tests, […]

BNSF Petitions FRA for Relief from Performing Transfer Train Brake Tests

The BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from Federal railroad safety regulations with respect to transfer movements between BNSF’s Old South Yard and New South Yard in Houston, Texas. More specifically, BNSF proposes to conduct a Class III brake test in lieu of a transfer […]

FRA Denies CSX’s Request for Relief from Brake System Safety Standards

CSX Transportation (CSX) recently petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations regarding the testing and inspecting of air brakes for trains traveling over 1,000 miles but are not designated as extended haul trains under § 232.213. More specifically, CSX requested relief from […]

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September 2021