FRA Issues Final Rule on Fatigue Risk Management (UPDATED)

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on June 13 published in the Federal Register a final rule on “Fatigue Risk Management Programs for Certain Passenger and Freight Railroads.” The Commuter Rail Coalition (CRC) and Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) respond.

BNSF Modifying ‘Hi-Viz’ Attendance Policy (UPDATED)

Since implementing its “Hi-Viz” attendance policy on Feb. 1, BNSF has been monitoring progress and making adjustments, some of which will take effect June 1, according to the Class I railroad. Unions so far are unimpressed.

Richard L. Trumka, 1949-2021

AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka Dead at 72

Richard L. Trumka, 12-year leader of the 12.5-million-member AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations), died Aug. 5. He was 72.

TTD celebrates Amtrak-Alstom announcement

Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issued this statement following the announcement in Wilmington, Del., by Vice President Joe Biden on Alstom’s winning bid in Amtrak’s high speed train purchase: