Tag: RRB

Federal infrastructure package could resolve railroad crew debate

The Wyoming Legislature has long wrestled with the question of whether to mandate two-person crews on the freight trains that traverse Wyoming’s more than 1,800 miles of track.  Now, the federal government may take action that resolves the issue — if the infrastructure package currently stalled in Congress passes.  The two-person crew mandate was adopted […]

RRB Issues Statements of Service

Each year, the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) prepares a Form BA-6, “Certificate of Service Months and Compensation,” for every railroad employee with creditable railroad compensation in the previous calendar year. The RRB will mail the forms to employees during the first half of June. Anyone with compensation reported in 2020 who has not received […]

RRB Labor Member: Enhanced Benefit Payments Expected by End of May

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, recently signed into law by President Trump, authorized extended unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for railroad workers sidelined during the COVID-19 pandemic. After making necessary programming changes to agency systems, the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) began processing and paying extended benefits on May 11. […]

Railroad Retirement Board begins paying extended benefits

After making necessary programming changes to agency systems, the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) began processing and paying extended unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for railroad workers sidelined during the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorized extended UI benefits to rail workers who received UI benefits from July 1, 2019, to […]

RRB Release – Railroaders May be Eligible for Unemployment Benefits Under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance if Denied by RUIA

In a recent release from the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) Labor Member John Bragg: The RRB’s General Counsel has been advised by the DOL that nothing in the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provisions prohibit railroaders from being eligible for benefits if they qualify. The RRB’s General Counsel has also found that there is nothing in […]

RRB Release Updated – COVID-19 Impacting Railroad Retirement and Sickness Benefits

Based on the current environment surrounding the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, issues are arising that railroad employees need to be aware of.  Members need to understand the current implications of all the requirements and the impact on their Railroad Retirement benefits and medical coverage. The latest update of the questions and answers from the U.S. Railroad […]

RRB Release – COVID-19 Impacting Railroad Retirement and Sickness Benefits

Based on the recent environment surrounding the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, issues are arising where railroad employees are being encouraged or requested to “voluntarily quarantine,” and/or “self-furlough.” Members need to understand the implications of doing so and the impact on their Railroad Retirement benefits and medical coverage. The U. S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has developed […]

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