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The BMWED is a national union representing workers who build & maintain the tracks, bridges, buildings, ET & other structures on the railroads of USA.

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Happening Now: #Teamsters General President Hoffa is speaking at a rally in DC to call for an end to the government shutdown that has locked out federal workers from their jobs and left hundreds of thousands of families without a paycheck. The labor movement is unified in calling on Senate leaders to #CallTheVote and #StopTheShutdown now!
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#Teamsters stand in #solidarity with 31,000 public school teachers in Los Angeles on strike today! ✊🏿✊🏽✊🏼 #RedforEd #UTLAstrike #UTLAstrong
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Teamsters stood with federal workers and other trade union allies at a rally in Washington, DC today to demand an end to the government shutdown. Hundreds of thousands of our union brothers and sisters are being denied their paychecks while millions more are losing access to vital public services. Many federal employee union members are being forced to work without pay. If the shutdown isn’t resolved and a back pay bill isn’t approved soon, many workers throughout the country will not be able to make ends meet.
We call on Congress to find a solution to reopen the government and let our federal employees get back to work. #StoptheShutdown
The BMWED C.A.T. Internal Organizers meeting with new hires at CSX Start Up in Jacksonville, FL. Having discussions about National Bargaining under the Railway Labor Act and their expectations for the next round. Welcome Brothers, In Unity! #UnionStrong #RailLabor #Solidarity
Merry Christmas, Brothers and Sisters! 🎄 May the holiday spirit be with you and your family today and throughout the New Year. #MerryChristmas
BMWED members, including Northeastern System Federation Secretary Treasurer/Vice General Chairman and longtime Amtrak employee Renato Rufo, joined the Amtrak Service Workers Council yesterday at Boston's South Station in protesting management’s ending of freshly-prepared meals on trains along the Northeast Corridor.  This has meant job loss for 14 workers, members of the TWU and TCU. (The BMWED has been in Solidarity with this group in previous actions, including out front of Penn Station/NYC.) #ColdCuts @transportworker
The #BMWED was front and center in the struggle to advance worker’s rights in Philadelphia when the City Council passed historic legislation protecting the schedules and work week of low wage hotel, restaurant and department store workers and increasing the minimum wage for any contractor doing business with the city to 15 dollars an hour. Pictured here are BMWED Brothers, Sisters and Officers in solidarity with PA State Rep Elizabeth Fielder. #Solidarity #UnionStrong #bmwed #Teamsters
We have tragically lost another Brother to a terrible workplace accident.

Brother John Eric Youmans, 34, of Early Branch, S.C., was hit and killed by a train Friday while welding under watchman lookout. He was a 10-year employee of CSX railroad and a member of BMWED Allied Federation Lodge 2167. Most importantly, he was dedicated and loving father, husband, son and uncle. 
Those who worked with Brother Youmans for the last decade truly loved him like a brother. There are many stories of his kindness and generosity. He was there when you had a flat on Sunday morning on the way to church; he was beside you when you needed a helping hand at work. His smile was infectious, and you cannot find a person on the railroad that has nothing but the most genuine respect and admiration for him.

We are deeply saddened. We are sad that this continues to happen. We are devastated for his wife, Kelly, his children, Hayden, Connor and Alexis, his parents and friends. Brother John Eric Youmans, you will be immensely missed.
Teamsters (BMWED-IBT), apply now for academic or vocational/training program scholarships for the sons and daughters of Teamster members. Visit link to apply: www.jrhmsf.org
#GivingTuesday Teamster Action: http://tdr.teamster.org

The 2018 wildfire season is the most destructive wildfire season on record in the history of California. More than 7,500 fires have destroyed over 2,600 square miles of land – an area more than five times the size of Los Angeles. 
Most (not all) of the fires have been contained at this time, but people in the affected areas are only beginning to get acclimated to life in the aftermath of the disaster.

Roughly 2,000 #Teamsters that are under the jurisdiction of Joint Council 7 live in the affected areas. Reports that have been received so far indicate that over 100 members have lost their homes and many more are among the 52,000 displaced who don’t yet know if they have a home they can return to. The entire town of Paradise, home to many Teamster members, was destroyed in the inferno.

The recovery process will be long and arduous, and our members are in great need of donations to assist them through this difficult time. Any assistance that can be provided will go a long way towards getting our membership back to some level of normalcy following the blaze: 
Donations can be made online to the Teamsters Disasters Relief Fund at http://tdr.teamster.org/.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our BMWED Brothers and Sisters! #HappyThanksgiving #Thanksgiving2018
Some great turn out at Local Lodge meetings on the BURNOR System! First group was a meeting between the Local Chairman from Burnor and Burlington System including managers on Twin Cities. Swipe left to see Local 908 meeting! There's no substitute for the knowledge and solidarity built by attending Local Lodge meetings. Great job Brothers ✊ #Solidarity #UnionStrong