BMWE Lodge 3014
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Division
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
3014 Represents Amtrak
Maintenance of Way Employees
Is Only As Strong As
The Solidarity of the People In It
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October 23, 2015
The Passenger Rail Labor Bargaining
Coalition writes Amtrak Board Chairman Coscia regarding our earlier
letter and the facts supporting that Amtrak is violating law by
withholding information from us and our consultants. Read the letter
The Passenger Rail Labor Bargaining Coalition (PRLBC) has written
Amtrak’s Board Chairman Coscia regarding the proposed drastic and
unprecedented changes in benefits plans that would dramatically increase
costs for members of the BMWED and BRS.
Amtrak has refused to provide our healthcare consultants with the
information needed to analyze Amtrak's proposals, even though Amtrak
initially promised to be very forthcoming with information regarding its
proposal. Instead, we have received heavily redacted data that is
If Amtrak maintains it’s current position then they will be in
violation of the Railway Labor Act, Section 2, First. We should not be
expected to negotiate while wearing a blindfold. The parties are bound
by the Railway Labor Act to exert every reasonable effort to make and
maintain agreements and settle all disputes. Amtrak’s obstructionism not
only violates law but disrespects the workers and the workers’ families.
Read letter from the PRLBC to Amtrak Board Chairman Coscia
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Fatality Analysis of Maintenance of Way Employees and Singnalmen
FAMES Safety Alert from September 15, 2014 calls attention to the
unusual pattern of fatal accidents on the right of way that occurs
between the beginning of October and the end of December, with the
majority bunched during the last 2 weeks of
October and the 1st week of November.
(2014), right after this report was put out, one of our co-workers in
the BRS was struck and killed. Please share this at the job site and
let's learn from it.
An Appeal To Reason
New Corporate Amtrak Management Engages
in Good Old Fashioned Union Busting
"One Amtrak Way" Threatens
Jobs and Families
Union Seeks Strike Authority from Membership
To Defend Against Management Attacks
voted to authorize Strike Authority on April 9th
Amtrak management has declared war on its employees.
Our senior managers have little or no experience in operating or
building a railroad. They have not been hired for their railroad
expertise. They have been hired to extract more from the workforce and
attack our rights and compensation. Over 50% of our current membership
has been hired in the last five years, and this management is betting
that their anti-employee, union busting tactics will not be hindered by
a workforce that is new to union membership. The Union is the primary
obstacle to their attacks and our first line of defense is an informed
and active membership. The purpose of this letter is to educate you
about the problem and begin the process of organizing our resistance to
these attacks. Our new Walmart like managers have launched their attack
in many different ways.
~ Continue reading
An Appeal To Reason ~
Amtrak Healthcare Retirement Planning Summary
for people who will be retiring soon.
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Attend your meetings:
The 2nd Thursday of the month,
Our next meeting will be on
November 12, 2015
7:30 PM at the
Morrisville Elks’ Lodge,
November 10, 2015
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What is Amtrak?
When you tell people where you work, do you sometimes hear "Oh, you
work for the federal government?" It's a misconception that Amtrak is
part of the government. In fact, Amtrak is not a
rather, it is a D.C. corporation . However, unlike most D.C.
was created by Congress. And, unlike most
corporations, Amtrak has the same rights and obligations
government in certain limited situations.
Read how the North and South Tubes
were built and how they ended up where they're at.
The New York
Tunnel Extension Of The Pennsylvania Railroad.
A closed group exclusively for Penn Fed BMWE members to share information related to our
(Managers that try to apply will be publicly humiliated)
Amtrak NEC Hot Spot Books
here to down
load the Amtrak NEC Hot Spot Books
Turnover at the top hits Amtrak at a critical time.
Former Amtrak executives say the turmoil at the top in recent years has
disrupted railroad management and distracted employees from their daily
Office of Inspector
General report on
Amtrak spent $71,100,000 ($71.1 million) SO FAR, and injuries
are way up.View the OIG report here.
This is the latest
FAMES report. Fatalities in Controlled Points/ Manual Interlockings.
It's only 2 pages and very important for you to read. It talks about the
fatalities in interlockings and why they occurred.
2015 New Healthcare Information
6 Notice has been served to Amtrak
here to read all our contract demands
General Chairman, Jed Dodd, files
two claims under the "Me Too" clause for Lump Sum Payments paid to the
UTU but not to the BMWE or BRS members. The claim is for every BMWE &
BRS Amtrak worker. One
lump sum payment is for $250.
The other is a semi-annual payment of $500
Read the claims below:
Claim for $250 ~
Claim for Semi-annual $500 ~
FRA Safety Advisory issued after fatalities
Amtrak's Boardman -
Divorced from Reality
NY Penn Station
Effective immediately all work to be performed in the 6 NY tunnels
(Portal to Portal) must be protected by Exclusive Track Occupancy
Under Train Approach Warning
NTSB ISSUES URGENT SAFETY RECOMMENDATION ON SUPPLEMENTAL SHUNTING
Agreement Update for raceway Project
New Jersey Racetrack Project
After intense negotiations, the BMWED and Amtrak NEC have reached an
agreement in connection with Amtrak's desire to contract out the
construction of new constant tension catenary system between New
Brunswick and Trenton, NJ. Named the "Racetrack Project" his $150
million endeavor is slated to start in 2013, with a completion
projection date of 2017.
Click here to read the full agreement
As a result Amtrak is hiring all crafts.
are posted and removed weekly so check often.
Click here for Amtrak Job Openings
Amtrak Protest in New Brunswick, NJ
High Speed Rail (Raceway Project) PowerPoint presentation.
file is 21mb. A high speed connection is required)
loses 3 more lawsuits under the Whistle Blower Act
Non-Working dues rate information.
If you are furloughed, or out sick, you can pay the Non-Working dues rate of
$15.79 a month to stay in good standing.
Atena is our new
health insurance provider. If you need to up date your info go to
Important: If you get married or have a child, anytime throughout
the year, you have 30 days from the event to add family members to your
health insurance. After that you will have to wait for the enrollment
Still Important News~
FRA Safety Advisory 2011-03, Bridge Worker Safetyy
AMTRAK AWARDED $450 MILLION TO UPGRADE NEW YORK - WASHINGTON
Includes many upgrades from Morrisville,
PA to New Brunswick, NJ
Amtrak Fencing agreement. Raises Per Diem and
prohibits furloughs while contractors are on the property.
intranet and Employee Information Portal through Amtrak.com. The new Employee Service Center provides a
one-stop shop for all Human Resources needs.
https://employee.amtrak.com/ to register and log in.
BMWE wins Third Division Award against Amtrak for contracting out inter-track
platform work. 113 B&B employees will receive $225 each. All employees are
BMWE serves Amtrak Section 6 Demands (contract demands)
Railway Trackmen’s Journal, 1917 When our forefathers were
fighting for the 8 hour workday.
Information on New Supplemental Sickness Insurance.|
BMWE Wins Four Huge Arbitration Awards Against Amtrak|| |