AMRAK TRAIN KILLS WATERWORKS EMPLOYEE AT SIGN-ONLY CROSSING

On February 25, 2011, a man was killed while driving his Ford pickup across a sign only crossing and was struck by an Amtrak passenger train that was traveling at approximately 70 mph.

PETERSBURG – RICHMOND RAILROAD INJURY MEDIATION BY CHARLOTTESVILLE-VIRGINIA BEACH ATTORNEY FRANCIS HAJEK

A Petersburg-Richmond CSX railroad worker’s injury case ended in successful mediation efforts after preparation by Charlottesville-Virginia Beach lawyers, Francis Hajek and Eddie Wilson. Congratulations to Francis Hajek on this confidential negotiation and settlement.

LUTHER C. YOPP, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

We are proud to award the 1st Luther C. Yopp, Jr. Memorial Scholarship monies to Alexandra L. Bolden. Her insightful essay on “Why Unions Are Good”, gives us hope that the spirit and role of unions in America will survive and be carried into the next generation.

CSX RAILROAD IS CONFIDENT OF CONTINUED PROFITABILITY

CSX railroad confident of profitability. Railroad to invest $1.6 billion in track upgrades.

CSX RAILROAD WANTS TO SEND DOUBLE-STACKED FREIGHT TRAINS THROUGH D.C.

CSX railroad has proposed to expand the amount of trains its sends through Washington DC. The proposal includes double stacked freight trains.

GOOSE HAZARD DIDN’T FLY

Rail worker brings case under FELA arguing that a goose was a hazard to employees on the CSX railroad.

RICHMOND, VA RAILROAD WORKERS’ 30TH ANNUAL PICNIC

Railroad workers gathered at Richmond, Virginia for their 30th Annual Union Picnic.

RAILROADERS REPRESENTING RAILROADERS

We are proud to announce the return of the law firm of Wilson & Hajek and Railroaders Representing Railroaders SM, an idea created to help injured rail workers.

EMPLOYEE HARASSMENT

Railroad employees are finally granted some protection by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).

WHISTLE BLOWER PROTECTION

The Federal Rail Safety Act, 49 U.S.C. §20109, was amended on August 3, 2007 to include rail carrier employee whistle blower protection in OSHA.

NORFOLK SOUTHERN SAFETY AWARDS

Recent press releases have noted Norfolk Southern’s recent receipt of the Harriman Award for the lowest railroad personal injury rate

RAILROADER’S WIDOW WINS!

The West Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a railroad engineer’s widow, stating that a retired railroad worker had not released Norfolk Southern from liability when he took early retirement.