We are Local 56!

Local 56 represents Communications and Signal employees working for the Long Island Rail Road.

Local 56 has been resolute in the establishment and protection of the rights and working conditions of it's represented employees, and will continue to be so in an uncertain and ever changing environment.

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Delegates for the August 2018 BRS Convention are now final

Thank you to all who came to the Special Meeting for nominations. Our Elective Delegate at Large plus 14 regular Delegates and 2 Alternates were all elected by acclamation. Any news from the Convention will be addressed in the Signalmen's Journal and in a regular Local meeting sometime around September.

BRS Local 56 Members Steve Smith and Greg Weyant were serving in Iraq in the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing and lost their brothers in a tragic helicopter accident.

Please click here to help donate to their families on Stephen Siller's Tunnel to Towers fundraiser.

BRS Mets Night: May 2nd

BRS Mets Night deadline is Aptil 13th at 10am. Any extra tickets above our 60 sold can no longer be on hold.

The LIRR has hired a consulting firm called HNTB to oversee our current on track safety procedures.

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View Photos of Steve Smith and Greg Weyant who are deployed in Iraq.
andy macdonalds retirement-party
View Photos of Andy Macdonalds Retirement Party

Latest Videos Go to our Videos Page

Communications and Signal Systems, Then and Now VIdeo
Communications and Signal Systems, Then and Now
BRS Local 56 - video of getting the Long Beach branch back up and running
A look back on getting the Long Beach branch back up and running