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LIRR Bargaining Coalition

Brothers & Sisters: The General Chairmen of their respective labor organizations are pleased to announce the formation of the Long Island Rail Road Bargaining Coalition ("LIRR BC") for the roun ...

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Supplemental Vision and Dental Benefits 

The BRS Long Island Committee has reached an agreement for supplemental vision and dental benefits through an accredited National Employee Benefits Company (NEBC). Due to the size of our membership ...

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Message From The General Chairman

Dear Brothers & Sisters, As many of you are aware, the LIRR has suddenly taken an aggressive stance towards safety. They claim to be concerned that we make it home to our families at the end of ...

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Today is the 5th anniversary of “Jolly 51” crash that killed four New York Air National Guard members assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing, stationed at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westh ...

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RIP Jim Dobbins

The BRS wishes peace and strength to the entire extended friends and family of Jimmy Dobbins. Our hearts are aching but we are all privileged to have known him. Ar ...

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Louis P. McCarthy

The BRS regrets to inform you of the passing of Brother Andrew McCarthys father, Louis P. McCarthy.
The funeral arrangements are as f ...

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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

What is a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and how do I enroll? A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) lets you pay for out-of-pocket health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax ...

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A Message To All Local 56 Members

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Please be aware that on Monday morning the Carrier might attempt to provide field training on how to return to work from a COVID quarantine or work from home status. It c ...

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