BMWE Lodge 3014

United Passenger Rail 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:
April 11, 2024

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Members ratify new agreement

On April 17, 2023, the ballots for the new agreement were counted by the American Arbitration Association in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Votes were returned via mail (400 votes), phone, and electronically (1089 votes). 54% of the UPRF membership sent in their ballots back with a result of 74% voting yay, and 26% voting nay.

The BMWED have an agreement with Amtrak after nearly 15 months of intense negotiations. During this round the BMWED worked  to reach an agreement that will significantly improve the working lives of our respective memberships employed with Amtrak over the next 7 years.

 New Amtrak BMWED Agreement HERE

PTO agreement VS Vacation agreement HERE

BMWED wage increase chart. HERE

UPRF Members receive $7.00 per hour raise for ET members and $5.00 per hour increase for select positions with 36-month commitment.

This is over and above our overall contract negotiations currently being negotiated.

~ $5.00 per hour increase for select positions

~ $7.00 per hour increase for ET Members

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
You may have money owed to you.
Working After Retirement
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Attend your meetings:
The 2nd Thursday of the month,

Our next meeting will be:
April 11, 2024

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

Last Updated April 09, 2024

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BMWE-NEC Agreement
Read it - Know it
Knowledge Is Power and everything that affects your job is in this agreement
BMWE_NEC agreement (29mb's)

2023 Amtrak Rosters

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

28 Amtrak Engineering Workers Killed
23 Struck And Killed By Trains.

The last 5 workers were killed in a 4 year period.
Use your Hot Spot Book to protect yourself
Amtrak Workers Killed by Trains

BMWE Wins In Arbitration Against Amtrak
Regarding The 14-Hour Rule Award No. 43619

FAMES- Fatal Accidents Involving Boom/Crane Usage on Roadway Maintenance Machines.

Here is the letter to the membership explaining the safety reforms fought for by the BMWE, BRS & ARASA-MW. Hopefully, Brother Gsell's death will be the last one we all have to suffer.

Amtrak Force Accounts. Updated every

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

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


*Fatal Accidents
Under Train Approach Warning


~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.

BMWE Wins Four Huge Arbitration Awards Against Amtrak
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