We have heard that our members are having issues concerning FMLA. Several complaints have been…
Members of Congress shocked at lax safety in Tex-Mex job giveaway
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, August 6 — In a follow-up to previous reporting, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) is continuing its fight to preserve members’ jobs and to protect public safety at the Texas Mexican Railway (Tex Mex) border crossing in Laredo, Texas.
On July 9, Tex Mex unilaterally replaced U.S. citizen crew members with Mexican train crews between Laredo Yard and the International Bridge, more than 9 miles away. BLET declared the action constituted a major dispute under the Railway Labor Act and had threatened to strike, but a Federal judge issued a preliminary injunction on July 6 that prohibited a BLET job action over the issue.