BMWE Lodge 3014

Pennsylvania Federation

Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Division
of the
International Brotherhood of Teamsters

 

 
 


Lodge 3014 Represents Amtrak
Maintenance of Way Employees



A Union Is Only As Strong As 
The Solidarity of the People In It

Our next meeting will be on
June 14, 2018

Click here for more information

 
Stop The Slaughter of
 Workers At Amtrak


5  workers killed at Amtrak in
4 Years cannot be tolerated


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Stop the Slaughter at Amtrak

Luke J. Gsell

1997-2018
Member of BMWE Local 3012
 
  Update May 14, 2018: The Pennsylvania Federation send Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson a Union Report on what needs to be corrected to help prevent further deaths. You can read the letter here


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The Pennsylvania Federation has suffered another loss as one of our youngest members. Luke J. Gsell has been struck and killed by an Amtrak Train while performing his duties as a watchman on April 24, 2018. Luke was a member of Local 3012 and was only 20 years old.


Amtrak resistance to having the Union, the people that actually work in the field, involved in safety decisions is a contributing factor in this young man's death as well as the 4 Amtrak death's before him.

Amtrak senior management has decided that promoting non-railroad, inexperienced people into safety sensitive positions is the answer. The result of those incompetent decisions is the death of 5 Amtrak workers.

All Amtrak workers, who work on the tracks, are at risk while these Amtrak managers are in place making reckless, inexperienced decisions and excluding the union on how to correct these problems.

The BMWE will be working hard to rectify the decisions and actions that led to these 5 deaths so that we can prevent Amtrak management from killing anymore of our members.



 

 

Contract Negotiations

Ballots were counted on April 24, 2018

 The results are:

Vote of Proposed Contract

YES, I ACCEPT THE CONTRACT 1,371
NO, I REJECT THE CONTRACT 46
BLANKS & VOIDS 2

Contract is agreed to. Pay raises will be implemented on 6/27/2018

Retro will be paid on 6/29/2019

March 26, 2018

Amtrak Ratification Letter sent to the membership. Information on voting on the Tentative Agreement. This information will be sent to everyone's home. Ballots will be counted on April 23, 2018. Only ballots RECEIVED will be counted. A ballot not received is irrelevant.

 You can read the agreement to resolve our outstanding wage, benefit and work rule issues. 

2018 BMWE Tentative Agreement

Complete history, to February 2018, of our negotiations with Amtrak here

 



Amtrak Healthcare Retirement Planning Summary
for people who will be retiring soon.
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Retirement Planning Checklist Retirement Income Plan
Benefits When You Retire Current Connection
Retiree Medical Benefits Benefits under RRR and SS
Survivor Benefits Medicare For RR Families
Frequently Asked Questions Contact Information
Other Amtrak Retiree Benefits GA-23111 PLAN F
Additional coverage
Pension and Annuity Income - IRS Form 575
You may have money owed to you.
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Benefits Now Online
Check your Retirement or Disability Benefits, apply for Disability or apply for Unemployment On-Line.

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Attend your meetings:
The 2nd Thursday of the month,

Our next meeting will be on 
June 14, 2018

7:30 PM at the
 
Morrisville Elks’ Lodge,
835 W Bridge St
Morrisville, PA 19067
(215) 295-5333
Click here for directions

Last Updated May 18, 2018

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How The RR Was Built

What is Amtrak?

When you tell people where you work, do you sometimes hear "Oh, you work for the federal government?" It's a misconception that Amtrak is part of the government. In fact, Amtrak is not a
federal agency; rather, it is a D.C. corporation . However, unlike most D.C. corporations, Amtrak
was created by Congress. And, unlike most corporations, Amtrak has the same rights and obligations
as the federal
government in certain limited situations.
Read more



Read how the North and South Tubes were built and how they ended up where they're at.

The New York Tunnel Extension Of The Pennsylvania Railroad. Read

Latest News


A closed group exclusively for Penn Fed BMWE members to share information related to our union.
(Managers that try to apply will be publicly humiliated)

Amtrak NEC Hot Spot Books
Click here to down load the Amtrak NEC Hot Spot Books
(Also located under 'Useful Forms')

Amtrak Office of Inspector General report says that passengers and employees are at risk at 30th St Station and Penn Coach Yard Read report


Amtrak Force Accounts. Updated every Wednesday


An agreement has been reached.
Amtrak will pay out $500,000 to members in Zone 6 and the BMWE will build 72nd St. In addition, the work request for SSY and Ivy City has been rescinded.

Contract Settlement 72nd St

Contract Settlement High Speed Rail Buildings


Amtrak safety update and Unsafe Condition Report form: 4/24/2018
~ Letter From Penn Fed
~ Unsafe Condition Report
~ Safety Liaison Contact Info



Updated Southern District Rosters

Updated BMWE_NEC agreement (29mb's)

New
"Demonstrate Qualification Forms" are now available under 'Useful Forms' on the menu.

Amtrak Workers Killed by Safety Failures

MTA receives proposals to modernize LIRR level of Penn Station

The BMWE Responds to Amtrak's 14 Hour Overtime Limit. Read the response here

Sunnyside Yard worker struck by a yard train. A message for all of us and the video to learn from here

This is the latest FAMES report. Fatalities in Controlled Points/ Manual Interlockings. It's only 2 pages and very important for you to read. It talks about the fatalities in interlockings and why they occurred. Read report

2015 New Healthcare Information

FRA Safety Advisory issued after fatalities
Read Advisory
 
Important

*Fatal Accidents
Under Train Approach Warning
(Watchman/Lookout)
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NTSB ISSUES URGENT SAFETY RECOMMENDATION ON SUPPLEMENTAL SHUNTING DEVICES


High Speed Rail (Raceway Project) PowerPoint presentation. 11/9 (The file is 21mb. A high speed connection is required)

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~Old But Still Important News~


FRA Safety Advisory 2011-03, Bridge Worker Safety

BMWE wins Third Division Award against Amtrak for contracting out inter-track platform work. 113 B&B employees will receive $225 each. All employees are listed.

Railway Trackmen’s Journal, 1917 When our forefathers were fighting for the 8 hour workday.

Information on New Supplemental Sickness Insurance.
BMWE Wins Four Huge Arbitration Awards Against Amtrak
 
 
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Time Claim
Amtrak Bid Sheet
Demostrate Qualifications
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 claim.
 Time Claim Questionnaire
 Do Not mail this form to the company
 Official Time Claim Form
 Send this form to the company
Complete Links Page
Amtrak Job Openings
Healthcare
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