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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The BMWED Pennsylvania Federation held its 23rd Regular Quadrennial Convention this week in Atlantic City, N.J.  The Penn Fed convened for two days, swearing in its newly elected officers and conducting the membership’s business, adopting bylaws and resolutions, and setting the Federation’s course for the next four years. 
The Convention was chaired by recently-elected General Chairperson Anthony Sessa. BMWED Vice President and former Penn Fed General Chairperson, Jed Dodd, remarked, “The torch has been passed to Anthony Sessa.  Anthony Sessa is a man who lives the qualities of solidarity, sacrifice and love every day in our struggle for justice.” The delegation was addressed by numerous guest speakers including BMWED President Freddie N. Simpson and Secretary-Treasurer David D. Joynt, and several other advocates of the Labor Movement. 
During the convention, the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes was honored and recognized by the City of Philadelphia for its work and fierce advocacy on Philadelphia’s successful Fair Workweek Campaign. Through the Pennsylvania Federation’s commitment to justice for Philadelphia families and workers, the BMWED played a critical role in making the idea of a Fair Workweek for the city of Philadelphia a reality. 
All of those in attendance displayed union solidarity, conducted business with order and civility, and showed fellowship amongst their Union Brothers, Sisters, and their families. Congratulations to the Pennsylvania Federation.

Affiliated System Federation and Consolidated Rail System Federation Agree to Merger:

Officers of the BMWED's Affiliated System Federation and Consolidated Rail System Federation agreed to merge the two systems Thursday. Brother Jason Graham, who serves as CRSF General Chairman, was chosen by officers of both the former systems to lead the new Alliance System Federation at the meeting in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 
The move to merge the two systems will add greater membership numbers, strength and consolidation to the system. Members on the affected properties will retain their current vice general Chairman, but will all now be included under the same umbrella.

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#ThrowbackThursday - 1960 - Maintenance of way workers on the Nebraska Division of the Union Pacific working to restore the U.P. main lines back to service after a severe flood in Eastern Nebraska. Overflow from the Platte River let flood waters roar across more than a mile of main line tracks.
Some of our USD Union Pacific Brothers out in Proviso Yard -  Chicago, IL. ✊
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Over the weekend Allied Federation Local Lodge 0667 hosted a family picnic. The picnic was held at the South Cumberland State Park in Tennessee. In addition to the good food and sunny weather, the kids in attendance got to meet some of the local animals with the Park Ranger on duty - lots of fun was had by family and friends! Our Union is stronger when we can come together and bond over commonalities more meaningful than just the work that we do - Family, Friends, Fun. Looks like a blast! #Solidarity #Unity #UnionStrong
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Affiliated System Federation making property visits in Jacksonville, IL with the good Brothers of Norfolk Southern. #Solidarity #UnionStrong
#ThrowbackThursday - 1947 -  A steel bridge gang nears completion of a two-track, three-grider bridge on the Mohawk Division of the New York Central System.  The job was accomplished by members of our Brotherhood all the way from the taking out of the first rivet in the old structure to the finishing rivet in the new one.