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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Happy Veterans Day Brothers and Sisters! And to the many BMWED Members and Retirees who served, thank you for your bravery and dedication to our country. 🇺🇲️ #VeteransDay #VeteransDay2018
On November 3rd, 2018 we lost a beloved Brother in the line of duty. Brother Omar Solis was a member of BMWED ICGF Local Lodge 0469. 
Brother Solis will be laid to rest today in Joliet, Illinois. He passed Saturday after a work site explosion on Metra Railroad on the north side of Chicago. Brother Solis was just 37 years old.

Our CAT organizers met with Brother Omar in August during a visit to Metra. It was readily evident that Omar had a reputation as a hard worker and as an immensely proud father and husband. His co-workers had nothing but the highest praise for him. His loss is heavy and will be felt forever.

Our jobs can be dangerous, sometimes tragically so. It is at moments like this that we stop to grieve and to lean on each other for support, safety and kindness. Our deepest sympathies go out to Brother Solis' wife, Sandy, his children, Omar and Brian, and his parents, siblings, loved ones and friends.

Brother Omar Solis, you will be missed.
Congratulations to Brother Aurelio Orozco of Local Lodge 0377 Northlake, IL for retiring after 38 years of service with Union Pacific! May it be long, happy, and healthy! ✊ #unionstrong
Make your voice heard on November 6th.

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Happy Halloween Brothers and Sisters! 🎃👻 #happyhalloween #halloween
Last week Brothers and Sisters from the BMWED Pennsylvania Federation came together to celebrate Labor Union Night at the Philadelphia Flyers game. The Flyers beat the Panthers 6-5 at Wells Fargo Arena ✊. True representation of Unity is demonstrating Solidarity on and off the tracks. Looks like a great night for a great purpose! Union Strong! #Solidarity #UnionStrong #RailLabor #BMWED2018
Congratulations to the Unified System Division for holding a successful Quadrennial Convention this week in Orlando, FL! The System Division will meet again tomorrow but the official business has closed. Over the last two days the USD System Officers and Joint Protective Board Members held elections and conducted the membership’s business, setting the Unified System Division’s course for the next four years.  The Convention was chaired by USD General Chairman, Tony Cardwell, and the delegation was addressed by numerous speakers including BMWED President Freddie N. Simpson and Secretary-Treasurer David D. Joynt. All of those in attendance displayed union pride, respect and fellowship amongst their union brothers and families. #Solidarity #UnionStrong #BMWED2018
BMWED Affiliated System Division delegates re-elected its leadership this week at its quadrennial convention this week in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

General Chairman Jack E. David, along with First General Chairman Johnny Long and Vice General Chairman/Secretary Treasurer Justin Blankenship, were well-received by the delegation for their hard and diligent work over the past four years.
#solidarity #unionstrong #bmwed2018
Brothers and Sisters, pursuant to BMWED Resolution #37 and reaffirmed by the 2018 National Division Convention, four scholarships in the amount of $4,000.00 each will be awarded in February 2019 to BMWED members or eligible dependents, enrolled or scheduled to enroll in an accredited college, university or vocational trade school. Click link for Eligibility and Application Packet!
#BMWED members standing in #Solidarity outside Penn Station in NYC with the @transportworker Union. Brothers and Sisters are opposing Amtrak's cuts and outsourcing of on-board service workers and also eliminating freshly prepared food on the dining cars. Amtrak would rather serve their passengers cold boxed lunches... #ColdCuts @unitehere
Congratulations to the Wisconsin Central System Division for holding a successful 4th Quadrennial Convention this week in Duluth, MN. Pictured here are the WCSD System Officers, General Chairman Joe Letizia, Vice Chairman-North Brad Wardas, 2nd Vice Chairman Tom Daffinson, members of the Executive Board Tom Hamilton, Jeff Stewart, Fred Brandt and members of the Joint Protective Board. The Joint Protective Board conducted business with order and civility, setting the Federation’s course for the next 4 years. #BMWED
#ThrowbackThursday -- Railroad Section Boss D.D. Pittman, who worked out of Alto, GA, gets his track level as a new rail is put it. This is also done with a board, which a good section boss doesn't need 😏. -- picture originally published in Life Magazine on May 2, 1938.