Welcome

The Affiliated System Federation is a labor organization representing rail workers in thirteen (13) states. Our membership performs maintenance work on bridges , track and structures. Through their untiring efforts America’s railroads continue to operate.

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Smart Transportation Agreement

Statement From President Simpson

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
FEDERAL EMPLOYERS LIABILITY ACT(F.E.L.A.)INJURED?KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

What to do if injured on the job:

  • Ask to be transported to the nearest hospital immediately
  • Call your union representative as soon as possible
  • Notify the attending physician that he/she is not to discuss your medical treatment with anyone but you and do not sign a release of information permitting the physician/hospital to give information to the railroad
  • Do not allow a management official into the examining room

After treatment:

  • Ask to fill out an accident report
  • Fill out the report according to your union representative’s advice
  • Ask for an immediate copy of the completed accident report
  • When questioned by management refer them to your initial answers on the accident report and do not fill out a second accident report

If you feel your reporting or suffering an injury or accident made you a subject of harassment or retaliation by a railroad manager, you may be entitled to protection under the Federal Rail Safety Act (FRSA), 49 U.S.C. Section 20109 and entitled to damages.

Also, BMWED members who are injured on the job shoud contact BMWED Designated Legal Council and ascertain their rights and protections under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) prior to attempting a settlement with a railroad claim agent.

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We are stronger together!

Unions Help All Workers Earn More _ Teamsters

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Below you will find information regarding the Disability Insurance that will be going in to effect in January. Please find these two letters useful tools while making a decision to opt in or out of the benefit. Remember if you choose to opt in, simply do nothing and you will automatically be enrolled. To opt out, follow the directions located in the “Disability Insurance” file below.

Disability Insurance

SNR Letter

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Recently the Organization and the Carriers have been Bargaining on several different issues. Refer to the Agreement page for signed copies of these Agreements that affect your Railroad. Also, CSX employees have had a change in service lanes and the new realignment is posted under the CSX tab on the Agreement page of this website.

National Holiday Agreement

Some Railroads are offering additional time off preceding the Saturday Holidays, so contact your Supervisor to see if this will be available for you.

Facts About Union Dues and Political Campaigns (1) (2)

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Furloughed Employees: A new benefit year begins July 1 of every year. If you was not able to draw Railroad Unemployment  previously, it might be available to you now. Go to the Benefits/Unemployment section of this website to learn more and apply to start receiving your benefits.


We have had several calls concerning the increase of our insurance effective July 1, 2016. This letter is a copy from the 2012 Agreement that may be used to clarify the Monthly employee Cost Chairing Contributions. Please click on this link to view in PDF format Cost Sharing.


We must continue to push for better pay in America.


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This week members of the Affiliated System Federation came out in support of their Local Lodges. Some lodges had as many as 70 members present, breaking records that hasn’t been seen in decades. Another record broken was the amount of young people that came out to be involved in their Local Union. The young members are the future of this Brotherhood and after this week, I can say our future is bright. Everyone is concerned with the current ever changing problems in the Railroad Industry. With the help of the active Local Union Members, we will be able to take on any challenge that is presented to us. Please stay active in your Local Union Meetings, for it is strength in numbers that can defeat the less than adequate treatment that some are faced with everyday. Continue to check back on this page for updates as the Contracts progress.

ATT:  FURLOUGHED NORFOLK SOUTHERN  EMPLOYEES ONLY:

FURLOUGHED EMPLOYEES NOW HAVE THE ABILITY TO SIGN INTO E-BIDS BY USING THEIR RACFID AND ERC PASSWORD AT EBIDS.NSCORP.COM.  IF FURLOUGH EMPLOYEES HAVE NOT LOGGED INTO THE ERC OR ANY OTHER NORFOLK SOUTHERN RESOURCE THAT REQUIRES A RACFID AND PASSWORD WITHIN THE LAST 45 DAYS, THEIR PASSWORDS WILL BE EXPIRED.  IF FURLOUGH EMPLOYEES ARE UNABLE TO LOG IN DUE TO AN EXPIRED PASSWORD, THEY CAN CONTACT THEIR DIVISION CLERK OR CHARLES DOMINGUEZ AT 404-529-1945 WHO WILL RESET THEIR SECURITY QUESTIONS.  THEY WILL THEN HAVE TO CONTACT THE IT HELPDESK AT 404-529-1527 (WHO WILL TELL THEM THAT THEY ARE INACTIVE) TO GET THEIR PASSWORDS RESET.

UNEMPLOYMENT BRIDGE PROGRAM

Unemployment Benefits for Railroad Employee

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