The nation’s largest freight carriers recently announced they would provide dependent health care coverage to eligible same-sex spouses of railroad employees. This decision was in response to the June 2013 Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, which barred the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states. Read more.
The nation’s largest freight carriers will provide dependent health care coverage to eligible same sex spouses of covered railroad employees effective January 1, 2014, the National Railway Labor Conference announced today. Read more.
WASHINGTON (April 23, 2012) – Members of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes (BMWE) have ratified a new agreement with the nation’s major freight railroads, joining 12 other unions that had previously ratified new contracts. BMWE represents more than 25,000 employees in national bargaining. Read more.