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Legislative Update April 2008

By Sereena Hogan | April 1, 2008

Family Medical Leave Act Since the Carriers lost their battle for FMLA leave, they are now trying to usurp the law by attacking with DOL Regulations. They have issued a…

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Legislative Update March 2008

By Sereena Hogan | March 20, 2008

Rail Safety We realized some real progress last October with the passage of H.R. 2095, the Federal Railroad Safety Improvement Act of 2007. The Senate version of the bill, S.…

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Legislative Update February 2008

By Sereena Hogan | February 1, 2008

Rail Coalition Reaches Tentative Agreement with Amtrak On January 18, a coalition of eight Amtrak non-operating unions signed a tentative contract agreement with Amtrak, averting a strike that could have…

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Legislative Update January 2008

By Sereena Hogan | January 1, 2008

AMTRAK Funding Cut:  On December 17, the House passed the Omnibus Funding Bill for 2008 appropriations. There were across-the-board cuts for all programs, including a $100 million cut in Amtrak funding.…

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Legislative Update December 2007

By Sereena Hogan | December 20, 2007

Congress’ target adjournment for 2007 will be around December 14th.  Currently, the battle with Bush over budgets is taking most of the legislators time. 1889, the Railroad Safety Enhancement Act of…

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Lending a helping hand

By Admin | December 1, 2007

On November 15, 2007, my husband Danny and I had the privilege of representing the BLET Auxiliary at the 4th Annual Locomotive Engineers Exposition at Union Station in Washington, D.C. The Expo was hosted…

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Legislative Update November 2007

By Admin | November 5, 2007

H.R. 2095, THE FEDERAL RAILROAD SAFETY IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2007 HR 2095, the Federal Railroad Safety Improvement Act of 2007 addressing fatigue, limbo time, and security matters was passed in the House…

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Legislative Update October 2007

By Admin | October 5, 2007

1889, The Railroad Safety Enhancement Act of 2007 The week of September 10, our Virginia State Legislative Representative Diane Shifflett and her husband Danny traveled to D.C. to join a…

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Disability and the Perils of Pauline by Mabel Grotzinger, National Vice President

By Admin | October 2, 2007

“Life is what happens when you’re making plans.” – John Lennon Life comes at you fast sometimes.  My husband and I were planning for retirement still a few years down the…

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A Labor of Love by Diane Shifflett, Virginia State Legislative Rep.

By Admin | October 1, 2007

What started out as a project to get resolutions passed against Remote Control operations has turned into something I found out I love to do.  I have had the opportunity to…

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