Happy Holidays

On behalf of the IAM Local Lodge 104, I would like to wish our entire Machinist family a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season. This has been a challenging year for each and every one of us. And for many, it’s been the most difficult year of your lives. While 2020 has thrown a lot…

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Furloughs on District 19

Good Morning, I hope everyone is doing as well as possible in these trying times.  I wanted to update everyone on some furloughs that happened in District 19 in the past couple of days.  CSX furloughed 2 members at the Hamlet, NC facility on Monday.  These furloughs will take place on December 20, 2020.  NS…

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We Need More Than Words This Labor Day

Sisters, Brothers, and Friends of the IAM, For all the changes and hardship 2020 has brought upon us, I know one thing will remain the same—working people like us, the men and women who make North America move—will be offered thanks this Labor Day weekend. And while I am indeed incredibly grateful for all the…

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Precision Scheduled Railroading: What’s The Big Deal?

Written by David Schanoes, Contributing Editor July 27, 2020 Nothing burnishes an image like death. Ask Richard Nixon, not that you can, and that’s part of the beauty of the whole process. Once he or she is effectively and permanently silenced, memory can go to work blurring those hard edges, airbrushing away those unfortunate blemishes on what some…

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Saving Railroad Jobs

In response to the decreased demand for rail services due to COVID-19, U.S. rail systems are considering severe measures to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. rail systems face sharp declines in revenue due to a drastic decrease in demand for rail services caused by COVID-19. IAM and TCU-IAM members proudly work in the…

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Decisions and Choices

Members, In the current era of “PSR” railroading, it is needed more than ever the ability to adapt to changes in the industry. Please review the attached link for extra resources for job marketing skills.  Dislocated-Worker-Resource-Manual

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