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2014 BRS Souvenir Program
2014 Officers' Report
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FAMES — Fourth Quarter Safety Alert

Twenty-Five Years of Data Shows 4th Quarter Spike in Fatal Roadway Worker Incidents

A comparison of available roadway worker fatality data over a span of 25 years (1986–1994 and 1997–2012) indicates that the highest number of roadway worker incidents occur in the 4th Quarter.
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FedEx Ground Misclassified as Independent Contractors Instead of Employees

Court finds that workforce of FedEx Ground drivers are employees, not independent contractors. Could be liable for hundreds of millions of dollars in drivers’ operating expenses and wages Oakland, CA — The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that a class of 2,300 individuals working for FedEx Ground was misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.
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UAW and GM Announce Cadillac SRX As New Product for Spring Hill Manufacturing

In a victory for Tennessee’s workers and families, UAW International Union and Local 1853 joined with General Motors executives to announce the Cadillac SRX as one of two future mid-size vehicles set for manufacturing at the Spring Hill plant, as well as a $191 million investment at the Spring Hill Complex for a new Small Gas Engine (SGE) program. The news means that GM will retain 415 jobs at the Spring Hill facility.
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LIRR Contract Ratified

The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen received enough votes to ratify a new contract agreement with the Long Island Rail Road on July 29, 2014.
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Rail Workers Hazmat Training Program

The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is pleased to announce the following HazMat/Chemical Emergency Response Training Programs.
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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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