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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He took the raises that his union negotiated, then went to the Supreme Court to say his union contract violated his free speech rights SMH #1u #Janus
Brotherhood Members from Local Lodge 1152 conducting a meeting in Sterling, IL! Union Strong! #Solidarity
“A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done.” Happy #MothersDay from BMWED-IBT!
BMWED Vice President Roger Sanchez and Director of Organizing Tim McCall visited service men and women at the McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Va. And Popular Springs VA in Petersburg, Va. as part of the iPods for Wounded Veterans program, a charity founded and overseen by retired Teamster and Vietnam veteran Paul Cardello in October 2010. The organization provides free electronics and other goods to veterans in hospitals who are recovering from injuries they received in combat. “The people we went to see were quiet at first, but once they opened up it was very heartwarming for us to get a chance to thank them for their service,” Sanchez said. “Our troops face a lot of challenges reintegrating back into society. Taking care of our veterans; it’s long overdue, and we need to let them know that we care about them.” #solidarity
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Great turn out at #BMWED Local Lodge 1532 meeting in Chicago, IL. The local lodge is truly the foundation of our Brotherhood! The direct link between the membership and their union.  #Solidarity #UnionStrong #RailLabor
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HAPPY #MAYDAY, BROTHERS AND SISTERS! Today is International Workers' Day. #Teamsters join other unions and working people across the globe in celebrating the strength and solidarity of workers worldwide. And as we have done in recent years, we're celebrating May Day with activist, musician, and Teamster friend @tommorello who is offering his Union Town EP record for free download TODAY ONLY! Enter your email address at to download now! "Here is my Union Town EP available for free download this May Day. This record is dedicated to working people of every nationality, age, color, and religion who have the courage to stand up for justice and dignity in the workplace...and beyond. Enjoy the tunes and fight the power!" - Tom Morello 
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President’s 2018 Workers’ Memorial Day Message

On April 28, Workers and their unions throughout the world will pause to remember the thousands of workers killed and injured in the workplace over the past year.  I ask each of you to take time this Workers’ Memorial Day to remember and honor our fallen Brothers and Sisters.

Each year in the U.S., nearly 5,000 workers are killed at work, 50,000 die from occupational illness, and over 3 million more are injured. During calendar year 2017, twelve (12) U.S. railroad workers were killed on duty, including four (4) fatalities in maintenance of way and structures.  Another 4,144 rail workers suffered reportable injuries, including 1,050 employed in maintenance of way and structures. These railroad employee fatalities and injuries do not include the undetermined number of rail employees who have succumbed to railroad-related occupational illness and disease in 2017.

Unfortunately, these tragic statistics do not tell the full story. Studies show that underreporting or non-reporting of injuries is still rampant and many workplace injuries are not recorded. 
This Workers’ Memorial Day, we honor the victims of workplace death and injury. We vow to continue our safety efforts and hold railroad employers accountable for workplace safety and health.  We call for action on meaningful job safety laws and aggressive enforcement of existing laws. We affirm that nothing is more important than assuring railroad workplaces are free from hazards so our BWWED family members can return safely home from work each day.

Please join me in honoring our fallen Brothers and Sisters by pausing to remember their ultimate sacrifice this Workers’ Memorial Day. Then, let us redouble our efforts to eliminate death and injury on the railroad. In the words of labor pioneer Mother Jones, “Morn for the dead, and fight like hell for the living.” #WorkersMemorialDay #IWMD18
BMWED Director of Saftey Roy Morrison, CRSD General Chairman Mick Barrett, Vice President NE Sean Gerie and Penn Fed General Chairman Jed Dodd attended the #WorkersMemorialDay ceremony in Philadelphia, PA today. On April 28th we highlight the preventable nature of most workplace injuries and remember our fallen Brothers and Sisters who paid the ultimate sacrifice while working to provide a better life for themselves and their families. #IWMD18
The Crisis exercise with Union Pacific members at Local Lodge Officer Training.
BMWED Brothers and Sisters getting a crash course lesson on the RLA - Railway Labor Act.
BMWED President Fred Simpson addressing 95 strong Railroad Union Brothers and Sisters participating in the Local Lodge Officers educational in Nashville, TN. #Solidarity #UnionStrong #Raillabor #Railroad
#BMWED Brothers from several different systems and railroads met today at the headquarters in Novi, Michigan for a CAT team Front Line Communicator training. They learned and were updated about the collective bargaining process, the role of the Railway Labor Act, involvement and unity development at the local level, and various other topics. #Solidarity #Unionstrong #Teamsters