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  • Carmen Division , Local News , TCU June 3, 2021

    Jobs Available at the FRA

    Click here to see available FRA positions on the USAJobs site. How to Apply: Follow the directions in the vacancy announcement. Most positions will require you to apply on-line through USAJOBS, but some positions will require you to send your application to the address listed in the vacancy announcement. Click here for more information and

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  • Carmen Division , TCU May 25, 2021

    TCU Lodge 6067 Local Chairman James Abitz Retires with 30 Years of Service

    From left to right in photo:  Mrs. Cheryl Abitz, Former Alaska RR Local Chairman, James Abitz & Assistant General President of the Carman Division, Don Grissom. On May 23, 2021, AGP Don Grissom presented Brother Abitz a plaque in recognition of his service to the BRC/TCU Union.  This picture was taken in Fond du Lac, WI in

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  • Carmen Division , TCU March 19, 2021

    Rail Labor Files Joint Comments on FRA’s NPRM

    On January 15, 2021, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued an extensive Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled “Amendments to Brake System Safety Standards Governing Operations Using Electronic Air Brake Slip System.” More specifically, FRA proposes to amend its brake system safety standards to address operations using an electronic air brake slip (eABS) system, which

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  • Carmen Division , TCU February 23, 2021

    Ninth Circuit Ruling Favors Two-person Train Crews

    Three states and two railroad unions achieved a favorable decision in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit regarding an attempt by the Trump-era Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to do away with two-person operating crews on freight trains operating in the U.S. The case, brought by the states of California, Washington and Nevada

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  • Carmen Division , TCU February 9, 2021

    Palestine TX – Judge Allows Union Pacific to Break Contract

    A federal judge ruled recently that Union Pacific Railroad is no longer bound to its 149-year-old contract with the City of Palestine and Anderson County. Local officials called the move a blow to local railroad workers and the economy, effectively gutting the future of the railroad jobs in the area. Through the original 1872 contract,

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