Norfolk Southern Is Dangerous to America: A Letter by ARSF General Chairman J. Long


Mar 1 2023 8:57AM

Please find the letter sent on behalf of BMWED American System Rail Federation General Chairman Jonathan Long to Ohio Gov. Michael DeWine regarding the situation in East Palestine, Ohio at the site of the Norfolk Southern derailment and our Brotherhood’s concerns about their original proposal for paid sick leave for NS MOW workers and proper PPE on the ground for workers on the scene.

The American Rail System Federation secures paid sick leave for Norfolk Southern Members

Pursuant to BMWED Resolution #37, reaffirmed by the 2022 National Division Convention, six (6) scholarships in the amount of $5,000.00 each will be awarded in 2023 for BMWED members or eligible dependents, enrolled or scheduled to enroll in an accredited college, university or vocational trade school. Apply Now!

This webpage was composed by BMWED Rank and File Military Veterans with the goal of assisting, identifying and promoting resources and benefits for those BMWED members who provided military service to our nation. By bringing BMWED Veterans under one banner, the Armed Forces Council hopes to build a collective voice for Military Veterans within our Brotherhood and be able to organize, mobilize, and secure benefits and opportunities within the Railroads.

At the link provided below you will find the BMWED-NCCC Tentative Agreement (TA) as well as a Q&A document intended to help answer some of the questions surrounding the TA and the PEB’s recommendations.

On September 26 and 27, 2022, Executive Board Members Mr. Nick Baker and Mr. Ricky Coleman performed an internal audit of the American Rail System Federation as prescribed in the bylaws. See their statement below:

“On September 26th and 27th we traveled to the federation office in Cattletsburg, KY to review the financial statements and assets in the capacity of a trustee per the bylaws. During this time, we saw that the obligated funds were received from all former federations for our initial startup. Credit card statements and investments seem to be in good standings. The expenditures fall in line with federal regulations and entitlements. Future actions will include the sale of the Knoxville office to recoup that money and save on the monthly costs associated with its up keep.”

Organizing System Gangs

Zach Ryder elected as point of contact TS-8

Zach Ryder elected as point of contact TS-8

Vice Chairman Corey Hayes is addressing TS-24 regarding Metlife life insurance policy.

Vice Chairman Corey Hayes is addressing TS-24 regarding Metlife life insurance policy.