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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Memorial Day

According to Arlington, Memorial Day began in the aftermath of the Civil War when families from both sides laid flowers on the graves of those lost in the war. It was initially known as “Decoration Day.” The national observance of Memorial Day began when Maj. Gen. John A. Logan, then leader of the Grand Army…

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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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Members are the Union!

 Union members need to realize across ALL crafts, that “We are the Union” and not our leaders. Those men and women were elected to represent our best interest. When the membership feels that the leadership has failed, then by all means, we must take action. Appalachian Union members are taking action on their own. The strike…

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National Agreement Bargaining Survey

            Gentlemen, Please find the link below to a survey that will be used to evaluate our position in national bargaining, just click on the link and it will open. Please fill it out and click the submit button on the last page. I am including a PDF copy that…

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National Negotiations Tentative Agreement

Please see attached documents regarding the National Negotiations. Please remember when looking at the proposed increases: CSX paid $300 million to a guy who has one foot in the grave and the other on a roller skate, to turn around a company that had record profits for the previous 3 years.  2017 Ratification Contract Summary…

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