Author: PaulCarrigan

Chaos after Washington train derailment

SEATTLE — Whimpering in pain, bleeding from head injuries and dazed by the enormity of the crash, victims in the Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle begged 911 dispatchers for help and said “tons of people” had been hurt. Dozens of emergency recordings released Wednesday by South Sound 911 Dispatch provided a vivid account of what happened following the deadly Dec. 18 crash

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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 railroad.

Interestingly, dishonesty never seems to have a consistent definition. Neither does “insubordination.”

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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 RR/DM&E GCA, to his Local Chairmen, urging them and all GCA members to vote in favor of the Tentative National Contract.

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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 sparks near one of the wheels just minutes before nine of the 192 total cars left the tracks near Lakeland.

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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. It’s available to all unions and crafts, subject to the applicant’s average monthly earnings. And, it comes with all the other LECMPA benefits: beneficiary accidental death[1], our best-in-industry Loyalty Appreciation program and award-winning customer service.


If you’ve been thinking about increasing your coverage, now is the time to contact your local representative or the LECMPA Home Office. Applicants must be free of incidents or discipline for three years in order to qualify for daily coverage of more than $201.