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2010 Archives

12/21/2010
Quiet, behind-the-scenes negotiation and communication solves problem of changing crew-reporting location at CP’s Bensenville Yard

12/03/2010
Acting on UTU complaint, FRA to fine TRRA for failing to track employee injuries

12/01/2010
Member survey shows Rapid Response gets results, while providing cost efficient member-to-member communication

11/10/2010
UTU-endorsed candidates win 110 out of 129 races across state (but some good friends didn’t make it)

10/18/2010
Amtrak sets new ridership record as 28.7 million take to the rails—Midwest corridor trains among growth leaders

10/12/2010
Membership Alert: Early Voting is under way--you can cast your vote now, and don’t forget to support UTU-endorsed candidates!

09/23/2010
Giannoulias, Quinn head UTU Illinois Legislative Board’s endorsement list for 2010 General Election

09/06/2010
Railroad Retirement at 75: Could this be the nation’s most successful pension plan?

08/04/2010
Chicago Federation of Labor holding Labor Day fest in Millennium Park—Call UTU for tickets

07/21/2010
Governor Quinn signs RR anti-prank bill, HB 4987

07/19/2010
UTU, Rail Labor to participate in Rail Themed Exhibit at 2010 Illinois State Fair

07/01/2010
Strike three!--Feds sustain UTU’s third complaint against TRRA in less than a year

06/23/2010
Locals seeking updated member address info as UTU ramps up for 2010 Get Out The Vote drive

06/16/2010
OSHA finds Iowa Interstate RR violated Federal Rail Safety Act

06/05/2010
State Rep. Eddie Washington, only UTU member in General Assembly, dead at 56

05/27/2010
Two UTU-PAC champs in one state—and it’s Illinois!

04/27/2010
HB 4987 passes Senate unanimously, heads to governor for signature

04/25/2010
MEMBERSHIP ALERT: CONTACT YOUR STATE SENATOR FOR ACTION ON HB 4987

04/14/2010
HB 4987, anti-RR-prank bill clears Senate committee

04/08/2010
Bucking the recession, Amtrak ridership—including Illinois trains—headed for record

04/06/2010
Delta blues to be theme of National Train Day in Chicago

03/11/2010
HB 4987 passes House unanimously—Guy thanks members for action on anti-prank legislation

03/05/2010
UTU’s get-tough-on-vandalism legislation passes House committee with dozens of co-sponsors

02/23/2010
UTU Local #1290 officers and members help fix crew-assignment plan after Metra gets its math wrong

02/08/2010
FRA once again recommends fines against TRRA

02/02/2010
After 2 years, 2 injuries and UTU Complaint to Illinois Commerce Commission, UP repairs Bloomington Yard walkway hazards

01/14/2010
FRA recommends TRRA be fined after ordering switchman to operate RCL without vision, hearing tests

01/04/2010
Illinois Legislative Board Issues 2010 candidate endorsements

 

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