• Friday, June 17th: Railroad Workers Memorial Day

    On Friday, June 17th, Railroad Workers United calls on all railroad workers in North America to observe Railroad Workers Memorial Day to honor and remember those railroaders killed on the job this past year.  All railroad workers are urged to wear black shirts to work and to “Mourn for the dead and fight like hell […]

  • An Open Letter to Railroad Workers and Their Unions

    Dear U.S. Railroad Workers: As you are no doubt aware, a major labor battle has erupted throughout the Midwest, ground zero being Madison, Wisconsin, where public workers and their allies are waging a gallant fight for survival.  While the immediate struggle revolves around the public workers’ fight for preservation of collective bargaining, the battle is […]

  • Rail Workers Nationwide to Hold Railroad Workers Memorial Day

    Despite far fewer trains moving with fewer employees, the number of rail worker on-the-job fatalities has dramatically increased since the onset of the recession.  High profile fatalities — such as passenger train accident victims or soldiers killed in war — make headline news, while on-the-job deaths of working people usually go unnoticed.  Railroad Workers United […]

  • The Campaign to Ban One Person Locomotive Crews and Regulate Locomotive Remote Control

    Heather Boehlke, widow of Jared Boehlke, locomotive remote control operator, who was killed on Mother’s Day, 2009, while working alone, appeals for support. Click here to find a sample letter to Congressman James Oberstar, head of the House Transportation Committee. Video by Railroad Workers United.  For more information, go to . | | Print