Poor Little CSX

On Oct. 4th, 2018 CSX filed a lawsuit against Norfolk Southern railroad for allegedly conspiring with Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad to block CSX from Norfolk International Terminals.  Jacksonville Business Journal reporter Will Robinson, wrote that “The suit, filed Oct. 4 in the Norfolk division of U.S. District Court, also names three NS vice presidents…

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Update on Arbitration Hearing 9-19-2018

NATIONAL NEGOTIATION ARBITRATION BETWEEN NCCC AND IAMAW Wednesday, September 19, 2018   Presided over by: Arbitrator – Charlotte Gold, IAMAW Acting PDGC – Mike Perry, NCCC Representative – Ken Gradia. Representing the IAMAW District Lodge 19: Carmen Percelli of the Law Firm Guerrieri, Bartos and Roma, PC.   Carmen Percelli began with an opening statement…

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The Corner Office

IT IS OFFICIAL: The U. S. Department of Labor has issued its official determination on the election of Grand Lodge Officers of the IAM.  Sisters and Brothers: IT IS OFFICIAL The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued its official determination on the election of Grand Lodge Officers of the IAM. RE: Grand Lodge Officer Election:…

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Update to National Freight Negotiations

Message from President Directing General Chairman John Lacey: June 12, 2018 on National Freight Agreement Negotiations Sisters and Brothers: We met with the Carriers in contract negotiations again on June 5, 2018 at the National Mediation Board in Washington DC. The NMB Board Chairman Gerald Fauth, Member Kyle Fortson and Member Linda Puchala also attended this round of negotiations. The…

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RRB Disibility Training

05-11-2018 – District 19 Trains RRB Disibility Examiners Railroad Retirement Board Disability Examiner Training  Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Labor Member of the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) requested District Lodge 19 to develop a Power Point Presentation of the work and tasks that Railroad Machinists do in the performance of their duties. This was an effort to…

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