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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest LEADING OFF • WI Redistricting: Late in 2016, a federal district court struck down Wisconsin’s Republican-drawn state Assembly map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. On Friday, the court followed up that decision by ordering the legislature to craft new districts for the 2018 elections by Nov. 1. Of course, those […]

National right-to-work

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Brothers, See read the following email. Click on this for full story. http://www.washingtonexaminer. com/gop-introduces-national- right-to-work-legislation/ article/2613428?utm_campaign= Fox News&utm_source=foxnews.com& utm_medium=feed#.WJDdP9XXlxc. hotmail The national right-to-work legislation likely would be a major blow to organized labor because it would allow millions of workers to opt out of union membership for the first time. Reps. Joe Wilson of South […]

OSHA issues recommended practices to promote workplace anti-retaliation programs

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Trade Release from OSHA Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Trade Release U.S. Department of LaborOccupational Safety and Health AdministrationOffice of CommunicationsWashington, D.C.www.osha.gov For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 13, 2017Contact: Office of CommunicationsPhone: 202-693-1999 OSHA issues recommended practices to promote workplace anti-retaliation programs WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today […]

Supreme Court denies review of BLET victory on two-person train crews

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

BLET NEWS FLASH Supreme Court denies review of BLET victory on two-person train crews http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/newsflash.asp?id=5923 INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, January 17 — The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has secured another significant victory for rail workers — this time from the highest court in the United States — in the Union’s ongoing campaign to protect […]

All Aboard Wisconsin

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

NEWS FROM ALL ABOARD WISCONSIN January, 2017 Happy New Year!! From the Officers and Board Members of All Aboard Wisconsin.   Moorman Announces Realignment of Amtrak Management Responsibilities, Reporting Chain.   After having been on the job as Amtrak President and CEO for about one calendar quarter, veteran railroader Charles “Wick” Moorman has opened the […]

La Crosse Area Planning Committee looks to improve rail services.

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

La Crosse Area Planning Committee looks to improve rail services.  The La Crosse Area Planning Committee is working to improve rail services along the Mississippi Corridor, particularly here in La Crosse.   The group joined the Minnesota High-Speed Rail Commission as a voting member and financial contributor. The commission supports rail transportation services across the state […]

Passenger rail news

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

  Ticket revenue increases for train from Chicago to Indianapolis.  Ticket sale revenues have increased by 14 percent in the year since the Hoosier State passenger train from Indianapolis to Chicago changed ownership and management a year ago.  The Indianapolis Star reports that Wednesday is the first anniversary of the line’s three-year partnership among Amtrak, Iowa Pacific Holdings, the Indiana Department […]

ATTENTION DRIVERS! You must stop for school buses with flashing red lights.

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

  School is starting in the next several weeks and the Department of Transportation (DOT) is sharing information about new 8-Light Warning Systems on School Buses.  According to the DOT, A vehicle approaching a school bus with an 8-light warning system must do the following: AMBER WARNING LIGHTS – This is a cautionary message that the bus […]


Saturday, August 20th, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amtrak announced that it has named Charles W. “Wick” Moorman as its next president and chief executive officer. Moorman, retired chairman, CEO, and president of Norfolk Southern Corp. (NS), will lead the company, effective September 1, 2016, in the next fiscal year.   Anthony Coscia, chairman of the Board of Directors of […]

Federal judge: Voters without ID may vote in November by signing affidavit

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

MOLLY BECK mbeck@madison.com, 608-252-6135 AMBER ARNOLD — State Journal People without photo identification will be able to vote in November’s general election by signing an affidavit stating they could not obtain identification, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman issued a preliminary injunction order Tuesday in a case challenging the state’s […]

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