Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be devastating physically, emotionally and financially. Many railroad workers do not realize how much impact a cancer diagnosis can have on their finances, and many...

Early Retiree Health Insurance Many railroad workers are eligible for retirement through an Age & Service Retirement Annuity with the RRB if they are at least 60 years old, with...

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) was founded in 1863 and is North America’s oldest rail union. According to the BLET’s mission statement, the union “exists to promote...

About Elkhart Rail Yard The Elkhart Rail Yard is a 675-acre facility about 1 mile southwest of Elkhart, Indiana that began operating in 1956. Freight cars carrying a wide variety...

The Safety Appliance Act (SAA) is a federal law that requires railroads to provide rail cars with “efficient hand brakes.”  Unlike the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) which requires an...

While safety in the railroad industry has improved markedly over the last two decades, switching operations in railyards continues to be a primary source of injuries to railroad workers.  According...

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