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NCFO members ratify new collective bargaining agreement

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, December 14 — The National Conference of Firemen & Oilers, SEIU (NCFO), a partner union of the Coordinated Bargaining Group (CBG), announced on December 13 that its members…

Growing length of U.S. freight trains in federal crosshairs after crashes: GAO

By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) – The investigative arm of the U.S. Congress is launching a probe into the safety of increasingly long freight trains being operated by CSX…

G.E. Cuts Jobs as It Navigates a Shifting Energy Market

General Electric, whose new leadership is moving to eliminate bloat and grapple with the fallout from earlier, ill-timed decisions, is taking drastic steps to keep pace with seismic shifts in…

Railroad Retiree Earnings Limits Rise in 2018

Railroad Retiree Earnings Limits Rise in 2018  October 2017   Railroad retirement annuitants subject to earnings restrictions can earn more in 2018 without having their benefits reduced as a result…

Medicare Part B Premiums for 2018

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released Part B premium for 2018. Read more here..  https://www.rrb.gov/sites/default/files/2017-11/NR1708.pdf

Don’t Let a Dishonesty Charge Jeopardize Your Finances

Don’t Let a Dishonesty Charge Jeopardize Your Finances Dishonesty. We’ve all heard of friends and coworkers being fi red for “dishonesty” charges by UPS and Rule 1.6 violations on the…

CP Rail members urged to vote YES on Tentative National Agreement

CP Rail Members urged to vote YES on Tentative National Agreement INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, November 27 — The following is a letter from General Chairman Pete Semenek, CP Rail-US/Metra North/Indiana Southern…

CSX Florida Derailment

CSX Florida Derailment Officials say a faulty bearing caused the derailment of a train hauling molten sulfur in Florida. The Ledger reports that a passerby called 911 early Monday to report…

LECMPA now offers $252 a day coverage

            LECMPA will begin offering up to $252/day in coverage effective January 1, 2017. This is the highest daily rate of job insurance offered anywhere….

BLET members to keep Health FSA plan for 2018

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, November 21 — Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) will keep the Health Flexible Spending Account (Health FSA) through 2018 thanks to high enrollment…

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