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2012 Archives

12/26/2012
Chicago Federation of Labor announces Lee Scholarships for 2013

12/18/2012
Winter is accident time: Stay alert, stay warm, and stay safe

11/16/2012
Szabo announces FRA will adopt UP’s successful “Courage to Care” program to end electronic distraction among rail crews

11/06/2012
Stop, thief! Passenger conductor grabs would-be train robber, fellow railroaders rush to help, hold assailant on platform till police arrive

11/06/2012
UTU-endorsed candidates successful on Election Day

10/19/2012
VIP train hits 111 mph as Durbin, LaHood, Quinn, Szabo, Carper and Guy celebrate

10/19/2012
Early voting is open next two weeks—Guy says, “Use it!”

09/24/2012
President Obama, key congressional races highlight UTU Illinois Legislative Board 2012 Election endorsements, Board urges members to vote early

09/24/2012
Amtrak sets yet another yearly ridership record while Romney, GOP cry for cuts

08/28/2012
BNSF addresses Galesburg Yard footing conditions after UTU local expresses members’ concerns

08/15/2012
Governor Quinn appoints Guy to Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission

08/07/2012
Illinois Legislative Board opens Facebook page for instant alerts and updates

07/03/2012
FRA announces Website to help railroaders stay alert on the job, sleep better at home and on the road

06/06/2012
Summer is a bummer for switching accidents--stay cool and safe on the job

05/03/2012
UTU members from around the state converge on Champaign to protest Mitch Daniels

05/03/2012
National Train Day at Chicago Union Station Saturday May 12

03/19/2012
Tell Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels how you feel about his new “Right-to-Work” law at big rally in Champaign April 19

02/29/2012
Quadrennial Re-Org winds up with FRA briefing, reception for legislators, new faces

02/27/2012
UTU Quadrennial Reorganization Meeting elects Guy to first full term as legislative director, 5 others elected to statewide posts--Szabo shines as keynote speaker and group honors Holman and Kortum for their many years of UTU service

02/14/2012
FRA rules BNSF violated Hours of Service law when it called employee back to work without mandated 48 hours off duty

02/07/2012
Local #432 Legislative Representative Grady Crippin named to new labor-education board at U of I

01/23/2012
Decatur UTU local occupies Indiana State House to protest “right to work”

01/20/2012
Over 200 passenger employees attend FRA/labor briefing on new Hours of Service Rule

01/17/2012
UTU’s Blomgren joins Gov. Quinn as he announces $3 million for Rockford multi-modal station

 

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