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Rail career ends with one gummy bear

A man’s rail career was ended after eating a gummy bear, and SMART Transportation Division cautions members of the risks of a positive drug test after consuming “hemp products,” which are unregulated by the federal…

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Tips to keep your health on track: Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer begins in the ovaries and is often undetected until it has spread to the stomach and pelvis. Early-stage ovarian cancer can frequently be treated successfully. However, late-stage ovarian cancer is much harder to…

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Let FRA know what you think about automating trains

The FRA needs to hear from YOU to STOP Self-Driving Trains! The Federal Railroad Administration has released a request for information (RFI) about autonomous (aka self-driving/zero-person crew) trains. “FRA requests information and comment on the…

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Former UTU legal counsel Clint Miller dies

Clint Miller, general counsel for the United Transportation Union for more than two decades, died March 28 at his home in Lakewood, Ohio. He was 70. Before his 2012 retirement, Miller was a fixture in…

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Workers Summit to take place Friday in Nebraska

Union members from all over Nebraska are invited to attend a Workers Summit on Friday, April 6 in North Platte, Neb. Jim “Doc” Moore, a retired associate professor of labor history at Cornell University’s School…

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Local 590 conductor killed in accident

Brother Robert “Rob” J. Hemling, 39, of Randolph, Wis., and a member of Local 590, died in a train accident March 27 in Sparta, Wis. Brother Hemling, a conductor for Canadian Pacific, was working at…

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