Welcome to Train Law Blog, where all things of legal interest to railroad employees and rail labor representatives are considered.
Railroad workers live in a subculture governed by a melange of esoteric federal statutes and agencies most people (and attorneys) have never heard of: the Railway Labor Act (RLA) and the National Mediation Board (NMB); the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA); the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) and Safety Appliance Acts (SAA); the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB); and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). As a result of these special laws, the labor, safety, pension, and job injury issues that arise for railroad employees are unique. This blog will highlight developments in the realm of railroad law and discuss how they affect the lives of railroad workers and rail labor representatives. From rail safety to railroad accidents and from collective bargaining to railroad strikes, if it is of interest to railroad people, this blog will look at it.