Rail Unions Call for Rallies in Support of Railroad Workers 12/13/22 Nationwide

All Rail Workers, Allied Workers, and Friends Urged to Take Part!
After missing-in-action the past few weeks, some rail union chiefs have called for a major rally in Washington, DC at the Capitol Building. In addition, the unions are assisting to build rallies at rail terminals in towns and cities across the country.RWU urges all railroad workers from every craft, family, members, other working class friends and allies to take part!
These rallies are intended to draw the public’s attention towards: The need for increased rail safety – prioritizing the need to maintain two-person crews The devastating effects of so-called “precision scheduled railroading” on the nation’s rail workers, shippers, passengers and economy. NOTE: The Surface Transportation Board (STB) is conducting a major hearing on this very question today. The need for paid sick leave SMART-TD – the lead union organizing the event – urges all Rail Workers to come and invites others to join in as wll:SMART TD Auxiliary groupsFamily and friends who support our causeState AFL-CIO affiliatesLocal elected leadersOther unionsObviously, this is being put together on a limited time-frame. RWU will do our best to inform you of the location of rallies in your state.
DATE: Tuesday, December 13th, 2022

TIME: Main Rally from 1 PM to 3 PM.

Other locations/times to be decided upon locally in the coming days
PLACE: Main Rally at the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. But there is the potential for dozens more at terminals across the country. We will do our best to issue updates as more info becomes available.

CURRENT LISTING OF ALL RALLIES:
See the link for a real time up-to-date listing off all locations/times.
Do not see one in your area? Check back later at this link.
Locations Listing (as of 3:00 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8)

COLORADO When: 7 a.m. (local time) Tuesday, Dec. 13 Where: Meet at SMART Union Hall, 1515 W. 47th Ave., Denver, CO 80211 Contact: SMART-TD Colorado SLD Carl Smith at colosmartunion@gmail.com

ILLINOIS When:  Noon – 2:00 p.m. (local time), Tuesday, Dec. 13Where:  TBD Contact: SMART-TD Illinois SLD Bob Guy (bob.guy1@comcast.net) or Alternate SLD Jordan Boone (smart445lr@gmail.com)

MICHIGAN When: Gather 9 a.m. local time between Washington and S. Center Street in 200 block of 5th Avenue in downtown Royal Oak, MI, for have briefing and to distribute signs. Rally will commence at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.Where: On 5th Avenue between Washington and S. Center St. near the Canadian National rail line.Contact: SMART-TD Michigan SLD Donald Roach (smartmslb@gmail.com) or Nick Greficz (greficznick@gmail.com)

MINNESOTA When: TBD, Tuesday, Dec. 13 Where: Two locations to be finalizedContact: SMART-TD Minnesota SLD Nick Katich at sld@smart-td-minnesota.org

NEW MEXICO When: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec 13Where: New Mexico State Capitol, 400 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501Contact: SMART-TD New Mexico SLD Donald Gallegos at DAGallegosSr@aol.com.

OHIO When: 1 to 3 p.m. (local time), Tuesday, Dec. 13Where: Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215Contact: SMART-TD Ohio SLD Clyde Whitaker at smartunionoslb@gmail.com

UTAH When: 11:30 a.m. (local time), Tuesday, Dec. 13Where: 350 State St., Salt Lake City, UT 84103Contact: SMART-TD Utah SLD Danny Brewer at railroader921@gmail.com

WYOMING When: noon to 1 p.m. (local time), Tuesday, Dec. 13Where: Wyoming Capitol Building, 200 W. 24th St, Cheyenne, WY 82001Contact: SMART-TD Wyoming SLD April Ford at arford.wysd@gmail.com

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