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June 19, 2018
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Luke Gsell
Another MW Worker Fatality on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor
Workers Memorial Day 2018
Luke Gsell, our Brother...RIP
March on Harrisburg
This Is What Democracy Looks Like
Amtrak at a Junction
Invest in Improvements, or Risk Worsening Problems
National Bargaining Update
Carriers have unrealistic expectations
BMWED Lodge 3097
Proudly Supporting Healthcare not Wealthcare
Numbers Don't Lie
Amtrak MW worker fatalities on the rise
US War Spending Since 9/11
How taxpayer dollars were spent on Iraq, Afghanistan, and other war-related activities
Wealth Inequality in America
Wealth gap has turned america into a seething pit of class resentment
The 99% Begins to Wake
Don't piss on us and tell us it's raining
Pull Your Head Out of the Sand
Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine
What's New at BMWED-IBT
Another Amtrak MW Worker Fatality
On April 24, 2018, Luke Gsell, a twenty year old trackman with eight months service on the railroad, was struck and killed at 9 AM by Amtrak Train #86. He was performing watchman duties for workers and equipment involved in an Undercutting operation at Bowie State Station in Bowie, MD. This accident was wholly avoidable. Read More...
Amtrak Contract Ratifies
April 24, 2018 - Today in Philadelphia the American Arbitration Association counted and certified the votes cast to accept or reject the proposed Amtrak contract. The majority of votes cast were in favor and the terms and conditions will be implimented in the very near future. Read More...
Penn Fed Endorses Elizabeth Fiedler
The Pennsylvania Federation Endorses Elizabeth Fiedler for Democratic Candidate in Pennsylvania’s 184th district. A Working Class Choice for the Working Class. “… proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with working people. We demand the freedom to come together in strong unions.” Read More...
Amtrak's Safety Culture
The BMWED has extensive experience with Amtrak on the issues that drive Amtrak's safety culture. It is our members and Amtrak's customers who pay with our lives, and life changing injuries, when Amtrak management ignores their obligations to operate a safe railroad. Hopefully, with your help we can reverse the downward spiral on safety that began with the Boardman administration. Read More...
Gerrymandering Exposed
Pennsylvania's top court delivers scathing indictment of political gerrymandering The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released a 139-page opinion detailing why it rejected the state's Republican-drawn congressional districts for "clearly, plainly, and palpably" violating the state's Constitution. The ruling is a scathing indictment of political gerrymandering, the process by which political parties draw legislative districts to give themselves advantages in statewide elections. The Republican redistricting plan, crafted after the 2010 Census, was "aimed at achieving unfair partisan gain" and "undermines voters' ability to exercise their right to vote in free and 'equal' elections if the term is to be interpreted in any credible way," the court concluded. Read More...
Labor Headlines

US labor news headlines from LabourStart

Boeing won't recognize union win at North Charleston site as it appeals vote
Univ Pitt's grad-student union joins three other universities in the state that are fighting the same union-busting law firm
Welder who died at Institute plant remembered as jack-of-all-trades
Teamsters: Desperate To Prevent Employees From Exercising Free Speech, American Bottling Resorts To Harassment
Should Hawaii Hotels Help Their Workers Buy Homes?
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