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Special Employee Advisory

SEA – Northeast Regional Train 188 Derailment – May 2015 Northeast Regional Train 188 Incident AMTRAK is a registered service mark of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation. Dear Co-workers On Tuesday, May 12 at approximately 9:45 p.m., Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, operating from Washington to New York, derailed in northeastern Philadelphia. There were approximately…

What is the Federal Rail Safety Act?

The US Railway Safety Act was enacted by Congress under Obama, and it gives railroad workers, for the first time, the right to sue the railroad if they’re being harassed due to an on-the-job injury. So if you get hurt on the job and you file an accident report, and the railroad starts playing with…

The FELA Law

The congress of the United States found it necessary to pass special legislation to protect the rights of railroad employees injured in the performance of their work. This was necessitated by the hazardous nature of railroading. Unlike most working men and women, railroad workers do not receive Workers’ Compensation; instead, their remedy is under the…

Railroad Ties

Railroad ties mission is to supply free information advocating railroad union employee rights encompassing: On the job injuries (F.E.L.A) Unlawful Carrier discrimination towards the injured, disabled or handicapped worker (U.S. Railway Safety Act and Americans with Disability Act, A.D.A). Railroad Union Arbitrations and Union Grievances addressing wrongful termination, injury related discipline, and R.R.B. The Railroad…