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2002 Archives

12/06/2002
Szabo joins Blagojevich Transition team as co-chairman of Freight Rail Sub-committee

12/05/2002
State cites crew-van operator for safety violation after UTU complaint–Szabo says “system works if you work it.”

11/27/2002
UTU asks state to establish safety standards for employee walkways in rail yards

11/26/2002
Stationary-whistle pilot project in Mundelein called successful in reducing noise,but it's no panacea against drivers who ignore crossing signals

11/21/2002
Passenger-rail advocates agree: U.S. need federally funded rail buildout, interconnected national system and full funding for Amtrak

11/11/2002
Norfolk Southern employee breath analysis found out of compliance following UTU complaint to FRA--Carrier will be cited for lapse

11/11/2002
Who won the election? Our union; nearly 90 per cent of candidates endorsed by Illinois UTU got elected Nov. 5

11/06/2002
UTU member Eddie Washington wins race for state representative--will represent new district in Waukegan-North Chicago

10/29/2002
Working on Election Day? Vote absentee now--it's easy!

10/14/2002
BNSF opens huge new intermodal yard in prairie business park southwest of Joliet--Train operations, jobs expected to grow

10/03/2002
UTU names Szabo to FRA rulemaking team

09/26/2002
Watch for the new special limited-edition Illinois TPEL pins--they identify UTU's "Illinois Leaders of Distinction"

09/24/2002
MEMBERSHIP ALERT!!! U.S. HOUSE PLANNING AMTRAK CUTS. REACH OUT NOW TO REPS. LAHOOD AND JACKSON TO SAVE TRAINS AND JOBS!

09/23/2002
UTU endorses its candidates for 2002 state and federal elections--Durbin, Blagojevich and Madigan head list

09/20/2002
Turned down for treatment by your health plan? Don't panic. Here's how you can appeal and get results 95 per cent of the time!

09/18/2002
Chicago business newspaper hails Cong. Lipinski's plan to end city's "freight-rail bottlenecks," endorses new rail trust fund using RR diesel-fuel tax

09/06/2002
Judge lifts temporary restraining order, reinstates Illinois Commerce Commission citation against Norfolk Southern on fatal grade-crossing accident

09/03/2002
Norfolk Southern wins temporary restraining order against Illinois Commerce Commission citation on grade crossing that killed five

08/23/2002
The British are coming! The British are coming!--to meet with the UTU and check out Metra's Labor-Management Program

08/20/2002
UTU member Eddie Washington runs for Illinois House in new district covering Waukegan-North Chicago--could be first rail worker to serve in General Assembly in decades

08/12/2002
"It's great to be with real railroad workers," says. Sen. Dick Durbin after UTU family reception in Washington

07/19/2002
Out-of-state van owners agree to inspect vehicles--Illinois Legislative Board asks members to monitor compliance

07/17/2002
UTU Illinois Legislative Board scores again as FRA cites another carrier for employee intimidation--Accurate case writeup brings prompt federal response to CN/IC employee-injury incident at Cairo

07/15/2002
MEMBERSHIP ALERT: ASK SENATORS DURBIN AND FITZGERALD TO MOVE SEN. HOLLINGS'S AMTRAK FUNDING BILL!

07/01/2002
REACHING OUT TO SEN. FITZGERALD JUST GOT EASIER! TOWN MEETING TONIGHT IN SPRINGFIELD AT 6 P.M., PLUS SENATE RECESS LEAVES MORE TIME FOR PHONE CALLS

06/26/2002
URGENT MEMBER OUTREACH ALERT! ASK SEN. FITZGERALD TO CO-SPONSOR S. 1991!

06/24/2002
Chicago business and union leaders rally to help Amtrak secure funding

06/21/2002
MEMBERSHIP ALERT: CALL SPEAKER HASTERT AND DEMAND AMTRAK FUNDING NOW! NEW CEO SAYS SHUTDOWN DUE IN JULY IF FUNDS NOT REPLENISHED.

06/05/2002
MEMBERSHIP ALERT! CONTACT HOUSE SPEAKER HASTERT NOW AND ASK FOR IMMEDIATE AMTRAK FUNDING!

06/03/2002
Called to work on track where you're not qualified? Take the assignment but tell the union--and write it all down.

05/31/2002
FRA cites IHB and BRC for inury reporting/intimidation violations

05/15/2002
Illinois Senate passes pro-passenger rail resolution

05/14/2002
Train accidents rise as NTSB renews call for adequate rest

05/14/2002
Sleep, fatigue and transportation safety: Northwestern University conference to air the issues June 25-26

05/13/2002
UTU joins Midwest campaign to get permanent federal funding for modern passenger-rail system

05/03/2002
IDOT to begin surprise inspections of crew vans--UTU complaint forms credited with alerting state agency

05/02/2002
Illinois House passes pro-passenger-rail resolution 113-1

04/15/2002
What happens to Railroad Retirement if Amtrak shuts down? Big trouble

04/05/2002
Membership alert! New IDOT rules will help enforce crew-van safety; crew members urged to report all van violations to union promptly

03/27/2002
Red board! Illinois Legislative Board asks members to document signal malfunctions

03/25/2002
Local 1433 Legislative rep Bruce Jankowski dead at 44--Heart attack fells "dedicated union activist"

03/19/2002
Long-distance passenger trains endangered--High-speed-rail group urges letter-writing campaign to Congress

03/18/2002
Illinois Legislative Board establishes "Leaders of Distinction" program to honor outstanding TPEL donors

03/07/2002
Durbin takes stand to save Amtrak trains and jobs--"Breaking up Amtrak is short-sighted, coherent, national system needed," he tells Senate hearing

03/04/2002
UTU endorses Blagojevich, Madigan, Kelleher for top state primary races, Durbin for U.S. Senate--Labor voting records cited

03/01/2002
Controversy erupts as Wal-Mart seeks $18-million public subsidy to open Chicago store

02/28/2002
March 19, 2002 Primary Endorsements

02/14/2002
State to begin regular program of inspecting railroad crew washrooms after UTU urges enforcement of 1913 sanitation law

02/14/2002
State of Illinois adopts strategy for enforcing new crew-van safety law

02/08/2002
NTSB cites sleep-deprived trucker in fatal 1999 Amtrak grade-crossing collision at Bourbonnais; UTU Illinois Legislative Board calls for tighter focus on employee fatigue in all transportation modes

02/05/2002
Durbin requests Senate hearing on Amtrak funding package

02/01/2002
A tangled web: How Enron enriched a U.S. senator and his wife--and how they used their power to help their corporate protector while he withheld support of Railroad Retirement reform

01/25/2002
Cong. Jack Quinn tells Chicago audience, "Let's start funding rail improvements now"

01/14/2002
"Peeking at the Boss's Paycheck:" Poultry King John Tyson Screws up yet Collects $2.1-Billion "Blunder Bonus"

01/10/2002
MEMBERSHIP ALERT: STOP THE DISMEMBERMENT OF AMTRAK! CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN NOW AND ASK FOR A"NO" VOTE ON H.R. 3591

01/09/2002
Bush's pro-big-business agenda switches into high gear as administration readies new corporate-welfare and anti-labor legislation

01/08/2002
Senate tally shows Durbin stood with rail unions 100% on RR Retirement vote, Fitzgerald--67%; Illinois Congressmen--100%.

01/02/2002
Metra Introduces GeoFocus Automated Train Announcement System

 

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