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2015 Archives

12/14/2015
SOFA 4th Quarter report shows sudden fatality spike

11/20/2015
Pilot error: After SMART-TD tip, FRA cites Union Pacific for assigning unqualified manager to serve as a pilot

11/17/2015
Alarmed SMART-TD members drive fire-safety reform at Chicago Union Station

10/20/2015
Illinois Commerce Commission acts promptly after SMART-TD complaint, catches Alton & Southern installing protruding junction boxes in middle of yard walkways

09/22/2015
SOFA 2015 Third Quarter Report: Continued training and mentoring of inexperienced employees as important as ever in switching operations

08/31/2015
Here's your schedule of Labor Day Celebrations across Illinois--Let's all turn out and show Gov. Rauner we're standing up for workers statewide

08/11/2015
FRA finds CN violated Hours of Service Law when crews were started at remote points without proper deadhead allowance

06/26/2015
FRA to seek civil penalties against IAIS for letting trainmaster play conductor

06/20/2015
Guy joins Durbin, Davis, Manar and other union activists at rededication of Mother Jones monument

06/01/2015
Video-recorder protection for crews in contract vans sweeps House 112-0

05/13/2015
SMART-TD's contract-carrier insurance bill sweeps Senate 51-0, would take effect Jan. 1

04/30/2015
SMART-TD, other unions, health advocates, assemble to protest safety hazards at Rochelle railcar plant

04/25/2015
Illinois Senate passes SB 1834 unanimously

04/14/2015
HB 439, bill raising insurance coverage in crew vans, passes House by wide margin

03/26/2015
SMART-TD legislation would bar carriers from turning crew-van cameras against crews

03/15/2015
Action Alert! Call your state rep and ask for a “Yes” vote on House Bill 439

03/04/2015
Amtrak names Chicago Control Center after former FRA and UTU-Illinois chief Szabo

02/18/2015
SMART-TD introduces legislation to raise insurance coverage on contract-carrier vehicles to $1 million

02/06/2015
Keeping our state competitive: U of I study documents the false promise of “Right-to-Work” (for less) laws

01/09/2015
Chicago Federation of Labor announces 2015 Lee Scholarships

01/09/2015
Chicago Federation of Labor announces 2015 Lee Scholarships

 

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