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Workers Memorial Day
April 29, 2016, Philadelphia, PA, Remarks of General Chairman Dodd, Workers Memorial Day. As we gather here on Workers’ Memorial Day, I bring you greetings of solidarity and friendship from our Union, the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees a division of the Teamsters Union. Workers’ Memorial Day is a day in which we remember and honor our friends, coworkers and loved ones who were prematurely taken from us while working to earn a living for themselves and their families. It is a day that we have set aside to recognize that, despite the best wishes of management, the best efforts of our members and the verbal support from the politicians and government regulators, too many of our members — of America’s work force — are killed and injured while working to support their families. Read More...
PRLBC letter to NMB re: Amtrak Bad Faith
February 16, 2016 - In the face of a number of years of consistently improving operating ratios on the Northeast Corridor where over 90% of Amtrak Maintenance of Way employees and Signalmen are employed, and even though the compensation and benefits for Amtrak Signalmen and Maintenance of way employees are below those of their brothers and sisters on the commuter railroads, Amtrak has offered flat wages, sought dramatic health benefits concessions that would result in a plan substantially inferior to industry standards and proposed previously rejected changes to work rules to remedy alleged problems not caused by the existing work rules. Read More...
General Chairman Dodd speaks at Sanders Rally
January 30, 2016 Philadelphia, PA - Remarks of General Chairman Jed Dodd Bernie Sanders for President Rally Hello Brothers and Sisters!  I bring you greetings of solidarity and friendship from the hardworking men and women who are members of the Pennsylvania Federation Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Read More...
Ontario Federation of Labor Statement on the Paris Attacks, Refugees and the Path to Peace
November 16, 2015 - Ontario Federation of Labor Statement on the Paris Attacks, Refugees and the Path to Peace By Sid Ryan, President. The coordinated killings that rocked Paris over the weekend are an unspeakable horror. Ontario workers are united in our sympathy and solidarity with the victims, their families, friends and, indeed, the people of France who have been shaken by these attacks. Read More...
Bernie Sanders endorsed at Convention
August 5, 2015 - The Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT unanimously passes a resolution endorsing Bernie Sanders for President of the United States while calling on workers to unite against the power of concentrated wealth and its corruption of our democracy. Larry Cohen, the outgoing president of the Communications Workers of America spoke to Penn Fed delegates at our 22nd Regular Convention. Read More...

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