Members of our newly re-joined affiliate BLET 13 and other freight railroad workers need our help.
Did you know that there’s no federal minimum crew-size requirement for freight trains?
Freight trains can be upwards of three to five miles long and they often carry flammable or hazardous material through populated communities across America. If the railroads had it their way, there would one be only one person on these trains.
For years, workers have been fighting for a minimum two-person crew standard across the industry.
The federal agency that regulates freight trains proposed a federal rule that would require most freight and passenger trains in America to have a minimum crew size of no less than two in the cab of a locomotive.
Now, these workers have a chance for victory. But they need your help.
Support these workers and improve public safety support legislation that requires that there be at least a two-person crew on all freight trains!
Background article about national affiliations:
Back in January, the BLET & BMWE international unions re-affiliated with the International AFL-CIO’s TTD department and as of August 2022 BLET 13 has re-affiliated with us (WWAFLCIO)! – https://bit.ly/3ACLCoG