GCA Response to Plan 2020

General Committee of Adjustments 225

General Committee of Adjustments 225

Our General Chairman is hard at work fighting for working conditions improvements. In his letter SMART Transportation Division leaders President Previsich and Director national Legislative Board. General Chairman Kalbfell is exposing the multiple violations from the Union Pacific Management across our committee.

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Success is no accident. I am pleased to announce that last Saturday the Maryland House of Delegates passed HB66 by a vote of 102-30 and last Wednesday, the Washington State House of Representatives passed HB1841 on a vote of 72-24. Both votes were bi-partisan. In Maryland and Washington, two-person crew legislation now move to their respective state senates.

Rail Unions Support National Two-Person Crew Bill

The Safe Freight Act (H.R. 1748) requires that two certified crew members operate freight trains on U.S. rails and has the backing of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers — Transportation Division (SMART TD) and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET).

AP Analysis: DOT Miscalculated When Considering ECP Brake Rule

The Associated Press reported Dec. 20 that an analysis by the federal Department of Transportation (DOT) did not take into account up to $117 million in damage reductions when considering the repeal of a Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) rule requiring the installation of electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brakes on tanker cars.