BNSF on June 20 reported that it is partnering with the TCU/IAM Brotherhood of Railway Carmen Division (BRC) to request a test waiver expansion from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for its
The Belt Railway Company of Chicago (BRC) is seeking to join the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) voluntary confidential program (C3RS) that allows railroads and their employees to report close calls.
BNSF on April 17 announced that it will grant individual paid sick days to its railroaders who are Brotherhood of Railway Carmen (BRC) members. The same day, Norfolk Southern (NS) reported reaching a paid sick leave agreement with the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS).
Union Pacific (UP) is the second Class I railroad to offer paid sick leave to its employees represented by the National Conference of Firemen and Oilers (NCFO) and the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen Division/TCU (BRC).
In a precedent-setting move for the railroad industry, CSX on Feb. 7 reached agreements with the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division (BMWED) and the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen (BRC) for
The National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC), which represents most U.S. Class I freight railroads in national collective bargaining, announced on Sept. 28 that the membership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) has ratified the tentative labor agreement.
Railroad veteran Percy E. Fields III has been named President and General Manager of The Belt Railway of Chicago (BRC), the largest intermediate switching terminal railroad in the U.S. Fields, 42, brings more than 22 years of railroad experience to the job, most recently as BRC’s General Manager.
The Belt Railway Company of Chicago (BRC) has selected PS Technology’s (PST) crew management system; Wabtec Corp. will supply Alstom with advanced brake systems and other components for new trains in India; Canadian industrial technology group Eddyfi/NDT has acquired London-based Senceive Ltd.; and Bentley Systems, Inc., an infrastructure engineering software company, has established an education program and is purchasing two software providers.
The Belt Railway Company of Chicago (BRC) will equip its switching locomotive fleet with fuel consumption and idle reduction monitoring, incident investigation and mechanical health status, and high-coupling force alert technologies from Wi-Tronix.