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Join the United Mine Workers on July 31, 2014

The United Mine Workers of America invite you to join us in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, July 31, 2O14, as thousands of our members protest regulations proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would destroy our nation's coal industry and coal-related jobs while effectively doing nothing to address the issue of climate change.
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BRS Election Results

JULY 16, 2014, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — More than 250 delegates to the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen’s 51st Regular Convention re-elected, by acclamation, W. Dan Pickett to lead the Signalmen’s union for the next four years. Pickett assumed the presidency of the BRS in 1992 after serving as the organization’s Southeast Region Vice President.
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BMWED Convention Delegates Elect National Board and Discuss Merits of Proposed Resolutions to Bylaws

Freddie N. Simpson was re-elected to a four-year term as President of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division (BMWED) at the union's third Regular Convention. Simpson, who has served as BMWED President since 2004, is also a International Vice President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
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President Obama Halts SEPTA Strike, Orders PEB

Action by the White House ended — at least for the time being — a strike by members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) that shut down commuter rail service in the Philadelphia metropolitan area on June 14.
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SEPTA Strike Imminent

To: All members of Local 53

Dear Brothers:

I was recently notified that the BLET and the IBEW are planning to strike SEPTA at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, June 14, 2014. I wanted to issue these instructions as a guide for our members. We will honor the strike on SEPTA by the BLET and the IBEW.
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Amtrak Aims to Build Trackside Wi-Fi Network with Broadband Speeds on the NEC

WASHINGTON — Amtrak is exploring options to upgrade its on-board Wi-Fi service in the Northeast Corridor (NEC), with a particular interest in constructing a dedicated, wireless trackside network that provides a high-capacity, broadband-speed Internet connection between Washington and Boston.
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Nearly 99 Percent of BLET Members Authorize Strike

CLEVELAND, June 3 — An overwhelming 98.84 percent majority of BLET members working for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) have voted to authorize a strike when a mandatory 30-day cooling off period under the Railway Labor Act comes to an end in less than two weeks. Locomotive engineers could walk off the job, or be locked out by SEPTA, at 12:01 a.m.
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CEOs Paid 331 Times Average Worker, 774 Times Minimum Wage Worker

2014 Executive PayWatch exposes high paid CEOs in the low wage economy www.PayWatch.org While Congress has left for recess failing to fully address economic issues from the minimum wage to unemployment insurance and equal pay, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka unveiled the 2014 Executive PayWatch today. According to its data, U.S.
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FRA to Issue Proposed Rule on Minimum
Train Crew Size

Railroad Safety Advisory Committee Approves Other Key Recommendations on Train Securement and Hazardous Materials Regulations WASHINGTON — The U.S.
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TTD Praises Federal Railroad Administration Plan for New Rule on 2-Person Rail Crews

WASHINGTON, DC — Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), today commends the Federal Railroad Administration on its intention to issue a new rule on two-person train crew requirements.
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