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  1. NS Petitions FRA for Relief from Brake System Safety Standards

    Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations regarding refresher training for mechanical inspectors. Specifically, NS proposes to create a 3-D simulation using web-based software to satisfy the “hands-on” portion of the training required by 49 CFR 232.203(e),

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  2. TTD: FRA rejects Kansas City Southern’s brake test waiver, Stops cross-border crews

    Washington, DC – Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to the Federal Railroad Administration rejecting a request from Kansas City Southern Railway to conduct safety-sensitive brake tests in Mexico: “We learned yesterday that the Federal Railway Administration (FRA) denied a request by Kansas City Southern

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  3. IAM Supports Bill Targeting Companies That Offshore Jobs

    The Machinists Union is throwing support behind a bill that cracks down on companies that ship jobs overseas. The “No Tax Breaks for Outsourcing Act” (S. 780/H.R. 1711) would make multinationals pay the same tax rate on profits earned abroad as they do in the United States.  It’s time to make our tax system fairer

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  4. Machinists Reach Tentative Agreement with UPS Freight and Package Systems

    IAM Representatives from across the U.S., led by Eastern Territory General Vice President Jimmy Conigliaro Sr., reached a tentative agreement yesterday with United Parcel Service (UPS) and UPS Freight. The five-year accord covers nearly 3,000 IAM-represented mechanics at UPS locations, and UPS Freight facilities, who will decide whether to ratify the agreement. “The IAM negotiating

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  5. California District 947 Wins Monumental Lawsuit

    The leadership of District 947 came to the aid of public sector workers in the City of Long Beach who were being paid below the California minimum wage by filing a law suit against the city. This injustice was quickly sniffed out and immediately acted upon by President and Directing Business Representative Sal Vasquez and

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