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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Article I Referendum Info

August 6th

Brother Paul Iraci

As you may have heard, our Brother Paul Iraci is going through a tough time.  We have set up a vacation day donation policy to add to his bank while he is fighting through his treatment.  Please download the form here or ask your Foreman for a hard copy.

Read This NTSB Scathing Report

Click here to read the NTSB scathing report concerning unacceptable slow reaction regarding implementation and training on PTC and its effect on public and employee safety.

National Safety Month

We know how dangerous the job can be.  Traditionally in the rail industry, safety is highlighted only when convenient to the carrier.  During national safety month, please make an effort to be safe NO MATTER WHAT!  We all have a responsibility to our FAMILY to return home safe.

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Vacation Day Donation For Brother Engelhardt

Friday is the deadline to use a vacation day donation form for Brother Engelhardt.  Please see attached form and memo.

Please support BRS brother Julio Fuentes for a special fundraiser in memory of Daniel Fuentes.

Please visit www.spcdanielafuentes.com

Update from Grand Lodge...

On Monday, February 11, 2019, The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) held an election to fill the Vice President NRAB position. This position was recently vacated by Johnathan D. Bragg, who resigned on February 5 to accept the position of Labor Member of the Railroad Retirement Board.
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Vacation News

For those who have vacation errors DUE TO ROSTER SENIORITY MISTAKES, please notify a union rep and identify the mistake with proof of original selection sheet.  You may also email to info@railroadsignalmen.org.

Please note these email addresses: BrsComm@lirr.org & BrsSignal@lirr.org

These user names were created by the company in an effort to help simplify submitting bids. Perhaps they should have been named differently but please note that your UNION DOES NOT MONITOR OR RECEIVE ANY EMAILS sent here.

SAFETY AUDIT ALERT! Be sure to fill out job briefing cards daily and keep them for the required 10 days in case of random field audit.

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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

General Natale addresses MTA IG baseless attacks on front line workers.
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