Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen President Jerry C. Boles, as well as SMART Transportation President John Previsich; BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce; Assistant to the President, Directing General Chairman, IAM District Lodge 19, Andrew W. Sandberg; President Amtrak Police Fraternal Order of Police Labor Committee, William Gonzalez; Federal Railroad Administration, Administer, Ronald L. Batory; and Association of American Railroads, President & CEO, Ian Jefferies, will testify before Congress on “State of the Rail Workforce”. The House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials will hear testimony on Thursday June 20, 2019, at the Rayburn House Office Building.
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) serves as the Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure along with Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) and Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) serves as Chair of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials along with Ranking Member Rick Crawford (R-AR).
The Hearing will comprise of testimony regarding current issues facing railroad workers, including employment cutbacks and safety issues. A live webcast of the hearing will be available on the House T&I website at the following link: