The 2016 standard mileage rate set by the Internal Revenue Service will be 54 cents per mile, effective January 1, 2016. Please use this rate when calculating mileage reimbursement on expense reports for 2016.
American Income Life
AIL is offering $3,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefit to Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) members and retirees at no cost.
Please know, you are entitled to the coverage simply by being a BRS Member, active or retired. We encourage you to click the above link, and fill out the form.
Dear Union Veterans Council Members:
The holiday season is here and the New Year is nearly upon us. It’s my sincere hope that 2016 brings you and your loved ones health and happiness. The Union Veterans Council is committed to building the veteran class and fighting for all working people — through education, mobilization and showing the difference solidarity can make.
National Negotiations —
The BRS served its Section 6 notice (contract proposal) to the National Carriers Conference Committee (NCCC) on December 19, 2014, on those carriers party to National Agreement handling. This is a requirement of the Railway Labor Act. By serving our Section 6 notice, we begin the process of negotiations with the railroads.
On Thursday, November 19, 2015, Brother Mike Baldwin was elected to fill the position of Vice President West for the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen. The Vice President West post was vacated by Mark Ciurej when he retired on November 15.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Sarah Feinberg to be the Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on October 28, 2015. She was appointed by President Barack Obama on May 29, 2015, to serve as the Nation’s chief safety regulator for freight and passenger rail.
Each year on November 11, Americans set aside 24 hours to pause, reflect, and honor our nation’s veterans. But to those of us who wore the uniform, every day is Veterans Day. We are constantly flooded with thoughts and memories from places we served and the comrades who stood beside us. Yes, we remember. We remember what we went through.