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.
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.
The latest issue of the BMWED Journal is out now.
Click Here to read.
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.