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People Who Live in Red States Die Younger

...and Conservative Policies Are to Blame. A new study demonstrates that differences in life expectancy correlate closely with many state policies: Most red states have adopted more policies that correlate strongly with lives cut short, while most blue states have adopted opposite policies.

You Can't Make This Up

Gerald Fauth, III. was appointed to the National Mediation Board (NMB) by President Tweety in 2017. On the eve of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fauth dumped enormous amounts of stock, just like his brother-in-law Senator Richard Burr (R-NC). Burr has since resigned his position as Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Fauth should resign from the NMB as well. Crooks all.

I Want My Death To Make You Angry

I Want My Death to Make You Angry | April 22, 2020 Emily Pierskalla, RN MINNESOTA NURSES ASSOCIATION | Letter from a frontline nurse in Minnesota: "I want you to politicize my death. I want you to use it as fuel to demand change in this industry, to demand protection, living wages, and safe working conditions for nurses and ALL workers.

National Division Q&A on COVID-19

April 17, 2020 - Our National Division provides answers to questions about this pandemic, from our Legislative efforts to our legal rights to unemployment and sickness benefits.

The President and The Plague

Jeff Goodell | The Rolling Stone - While Americans died of the modern plague, President Trump sang happy birthday to a fading Fox News personality. On March 7th, a who’s who of the Republican establishment gathered at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s lavish retreat in Florida, for the 51st-birthday party of Kimberly Guilfoyle, one of the former co-hosts of The Five, and now the girlfriend of Donald J. Trump Jr. All the usual suspects were there, including Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Sen. Lindsey Graham; Tiffany Trump; Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner; and Trump’s younger son Eric and his wife, Lara. They sang happy birthday to Guilfoyle and lit a big sparkler. At the end, she pumped her fist and shouted “Four more years!” This is what passes for a cozy family celebration in Trumpland. But out in the real world, darkness was falling fast.

COVID-19 Resources

The BMWED has compiled a list of COVID-19 resources on this page for ease and organization. We understand that things are stressful and endeavored to make it simpler to find helpful and important information.

My Railroad Retirement Board (myRRB)

The economic uncertainty and long-term health risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic present a challenge nationally, and the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB), which administers railroad sickness and unemployment benefits, is advising all railroaders to establish an online account.

Amtrak Union Busting

Concerning to us all is the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping across our nation. The potential for physical and economic damage to our members due to the insidious nature of this illness is troubling, and the apprehensions and worries of our members and their families has been abundantly shared.

Biden's Push for Labor is Burdened by Obama-Era Baggage

Keon Liberato, President of the Penn Fed's Philly Lodge speaks out in a New York Time article, about how taking health care off the bargaining table under Bernie Sanders’s Medicare for All plan “would be huge for the American people.”

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