October 26, 2014

RRB’s Barrows: ‘We are entitled…we worked for it’

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On July 29, Railroad Retirement Board Labor Member Walt Barrows addressed attendees at the SMART Transportation Division’s Anaheim, Calif., regional meeting. He spoke about the beginnings of the RRB, pensions and retirement plans, attacks on workers in both the public and private sectors. “We are entitled because we worked for it. We are entitled because [...]

Signalmen official nominated for RRB seat

Walt Barrows, secretary-treasurer of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen since 1999, has been nominated by President Obama to fill the labor chair on the three-member Railroad Retirement Board, succeeding Butch Speakman, who is retiring. The nomination requires Senate confirmation. Barrows began his railroad career as a signalman with Norfolk & Western Railway (now part of [...]