By William Kibler Altoona Mirror July 10, 2021 Norfolk Southern furloughed 86 employees at the Juniata Locomotive Shop of Friday, with the jobs of 14 additional jobs eliminated by attrition. The layoffs drew the ire of state Rep. Lou Schmitt, R-Altoona. “I think Norfolk Southern is nothing but a bunch of southern-fried asset strippers,” he said. “These…Read More
Juneteenth, or June 19, is now a Federal Holiday. It marks the anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States: June 19, 1865.
President Joe Biden signed legislation on June 17, 2021, making it the 11th national holiday recognized annually by the federal government. Federal offices will be closed in observance on June 18. This year, as the country slowly opens after being shut down for over a year due to a deadly pandemic, Juneteenth can be properly celebrated in streets from coast to coast.Read More
June 8, 2021 Dear Representative: On behalf of the undersigned rail labor organizations, we write today to express our strong support for H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act. This legislation would have transformative impacts across the rail industry and the nation, benefiting rail workers, consumers, travelers, and the broader economy. We applaud Chair DeFazio…Read More
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