FRA extension of safety waivers to railroads.

FRA extension of safety waivers to railroads puts U.S. through another two months of risk CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 27, 2020 — The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) extended safety waivers granted to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and the American Short...

Coronavirus Relief Act impacts railroad workers

CHICAGO — The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, signed into law by President Trump on March 27, boosts unemployment and sickness benefits for railroad workers impacted by the pandemic. Under the CARES Act, the 1-week waiting period...

May 1 update from the Railroad Retirement Board

CHICAGO, May 2 — In my April 16, 2020 update, I discussed a question involving furloughs and negotiated agreements which had been added to the Railroad Retirement Board’s (RRB) website. The question was added as Question 3 and was added primarily to address issues...