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
April 12, 2018

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Contract Negotiations

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


Penn Fed Response to Amtrak's Attempt to Contracting Out Track Work

April 6, 2018
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to members in Zone 6 and the BMWE will build 72nd St. In addition, the work request for SSY and Ivy City has been rescinded.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

BMWE/Penn Fed files suit in U.S. District Court to stop contracting out.


Lawsuit Notification to CEO Anderson

Lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court

Union response to Amtrak 72nd Street

Union response to Amtrak HSR

The Penn Fed is offering 'Party Pay' arbitration to settle this dispute. If not, we are ready for WAR if Amtrak thinks they can just contract OUR work out without a fight.

This is how the 'new' Amtrak management thinks and they have no idea how fierce the Union can be when they try to steal work that is contractually ours.

Read the full letter here


Amtrak Healthcare Retirement Planning Summary
for people who will be retiring soon.

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

Our next meeting will be on 
April 12, 2018

7:30 PM at the
Morrisville Elks’ Lodge,
835 W Bridge St
Morrisville, PA 19067
(215) 295-5333
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Last Updated April 09, 2018

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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 Force Accounts. Updated every Wednesday

Updated Southern District Rosters

Updated BMWE_NEC agreement (29mb's)

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

Amtrak safety update and Unsafe Condition Report form:

~ Letter From Penn Fed
~ Unsafe Condition Report
~ Safety Liaison Contact Info

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

Amtrak NEC Hot Spot Books
Click here to down load the Amtrak NEC Hot Spot Books

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

Section 6 Notice has been served to Amtrak. Click here to read all our contract demands

FRA Safety Advisory issued after fatalities
Read Advisory

Contract Arbitration Decision 3/26/14

*Fatal Accidents
Under Train Approach Warning


Pilot Agreement Update for raceway Project Click here

New Jersey Racetrack Project

Click here to read the full agreement


Amtrak Protest in New Brunswick, NJ 6/13

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

~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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