NEW UNIVERSAL WEBSITE ACCESS
Gone are the days of remembering having to remember yet another username and password! Now, in the “Member Login” box (to the left if viewing on computer, toward the bottom of page if viewing on phone) enter your last name and the last four of your social security number and have instant full access to the website!
If you already have an account created, it is still active. You can choose to use your existing account or the new account that has been created using your last name and last four of your SSN.
Welcome to the Website for the Burlington System Division!
The Burlington System Division, also known as the "Q" or the "old Q", is part of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division (BMWED), which is itself a Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and a member of the IBT Rail Conference.
Our nickname comes from the name of a former railroad which our System Division represented, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy (CBQ) Railroad. While the CBQ is now gone, having merged into the current BNSF Railway, our System Division still proudly represents members working on 6 railroads and across 13 states in the Great Plains and Great Lakes regions of our country.
Next Round of Bargaining
To simplify where the Burlington System Division is on Section 6 Bargaining on the various railroads we represent, we have made countdown clocks for members to reference. We are encouraging all of our members to attend their lodge meeting to discuss what they would like to see in this next round of bargaining.
BNSF 2024 Regional Gang Schedules
Here are the BNSF 2024 Regional Gang Schedules. If you have any questions or concerns after reviewing the schedule, please reach out to the appropriate contact below. We are currently scheduled to meet with BNSF on November 2, 2023 to address any discrepancies that may be in the schedule or gang consists.
West District: VGC Gene Thompson (308) 760-6688
Central District: VGC Rod Blessing (816) 213-6415
East District: VGC Mark Semande (309) 221-2539**If you're unsure what district you are in or who your Vice General Chairman is, call the System Office at (402) 463-0234 to speak to Landy.
Check your Form BA-6 from the RRB!
The RRB will be sending out Form BA-6 in the latter part of June. It is extremely important to review these forms for accuracy and file a protest (Form G-70) as soon as possible. If a protest is filed with the RRB, you will need to provide proof of compensation from the Carrier in that month to receive credit or military orders that clearly show service in the disputed month.
The G-70 forms are available on the RRB tab within Member Resources menu.
JAMES HOFFA MEMORAIL SCHOLARHIPS ANNOUNCED
Congratulations to Brother Marty Carlson's son Kaden for being chosen as one of the recipients of the James Hoffa Memorial Scholarship. Good luck to you this year!
Today, the General Chairmen that represent BMWED members working on BNSF sent a letter to John Cech outlining the impact that sub-contracting out work has on BNSF's workforce. BNSF has been trending upwards on the use of contractors while reducing its own Maintenance of Way BMWED employees.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE LETTER.
Sister Jennifer Ross tells an impactful story about the need for paid sick leave.
BNSF IGNORED WARNINGS ABOUT
BMWED'S BURLINGTON NORTHERN SYSTEM
FEDERATION (BURNOR) WARNED BNSF THAT
THEIR MANPOWER CUTS & INSPECTION REDUCTIONS
COULD IMPACT RAIL SAFETY!
DERAILMENTS LIKE THE RECENT INCIDENT IN RAYMOND,
MINNESOTA COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED!
BNSF, DO BETTER!
READ BURNOR'S WARNING TO BNSF
AND FOLLOW-UP LETTER HERE.