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BE PREPARED: RAIL WORKERS ADVISED TO CREATE LOGIN.GOV ACCOUNT

PUBLISHED: MARCH 20, 2020

The economic uncertainty and long-term health risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic present a challenge nationally, and the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB), which administers railroad sickness and unemployment benefits, is advising all railroaders to establish an online login.gov account.

UNION LEADERS DEMAND CLARIFICATION FROM FRA ON WAIVERS

PUBLISHED: MARCH 27, 2020

LAST UPDATED ON MARCH 31ST, 2020

SMART Transportation Division President Jeremy R. Ferguson and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) President Dennis Pierce sought clarification today from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) after the agency granted 60-day emergency waiver requests to railroads on March 25, ostensibly to maintain their operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.