Layoffs - August 2010

Emergency Meeting Recap

This post was originally published in August 2010

It was standing room only at the emergency meeting on August 4th. Approximately 150 Local 56 brothers, (more than 25% of our membership) attended the recent meeting to discuss the proposed layoffs, how they affect system safety, how they affect our membership and what courses of action would be appropriate for us to undertake. Most importantly it was determined that we must stand together in support of those affected. Not just signal brothers in support of signal brothers, but as LIRR labor in support of LIRR labor.

"We refuse to stand idle while others affect the lives and families of our Signal brethren for what appears to be self serving political agendas."