On Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 8:30 am, there will be a Public Hearing held in the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee / Senate Hearing Rm 1- on the Capitol Campus, in Olympia, WA at the John A. Cherberg Building, to provide further testimony in support of HB 1841; Establishing Minimum Crew Size on Certain Trains, (2-Person Crew/Minimum Train Crew Standards).
As the push against our legislation by the carrier and their lobbyists is ever present, we continue to make positive movement through the legislative process.
However, we cannot let ourselves become complacent and allow the safety of the Public and Railroad Labor to be compromised.
As the generations before us, we will spend the majority of our lives out on these rails; all with families to provide for and communities of which we belong.
With the profits of the 7 Class I carriers at an all time high, there is one thing they always seem to forget; and it is something we should continue to remember, “Railroad Labor makes them profitable; it is not the other way around.”
Let us keep our interests in mind, so that we may do what we do best – Move the Freight in a safe and professional manner..!
If you have any questions pertaining to the Senate Public Hearing, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Shahraim C. Allen
Washington State Legislative Board
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen
International Brotherhood of Teamsters – Rail Conference