“Railroad Safety: Workers, Community & the Environment”

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Building a Labor – Community Alliance

Around Rail Safety


Next Conference: Saturday, September 19, 2015

United Electrical Hall     37 S. Ashland Avenue

Chicago, IL 60607

In recent months, public attention has focused on the railroad. In the wake of Lac-Mégantic and other derailments, the public is alarmed about oil trains and the movement of trains in general through their communities. Environmental activists are up-in-arms about the amounts of fossil fuels moving by rail. Farmers and other shippers are concerned about the congestion that has occurred in recent months, but in part to the oil boom.

The public generally has no idea what goes on daily on America’s railroads. Chronic crew fatigue, single employee train crews, excessively long and heavy trains, draconian availability policies, short staffing, limited time off work create challenging safety issues of concern not just to railroaders, but to the entire populations.

Please join us at this cutting edge conference that brings railroad workers, environmentalists, community activists and concerned citizens together in order to build the movement for a safer and greener railroad, on that is more responsive to the needs of workers, trackside communities, citizens in general, and society as a whole.

On March 14, 2015 we had a conference in Richmond, California; a week later, March 21st, we had another in Olympia, Washington.

trainman at switchSaturday, September 19, 2015

United Electrical Hall

37 S. Ashland Avenue

Chicago, IL 60607

8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (including lunch)



To register for the conference online (preferred), please click HERE
If you prefer to register with the old fashioned way with a paper registration form, click HERE to print it out and mail together with your registration payment.
Thanks! We will see you in Chicago!





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