Summer 2021

It is both an honor and a privilege to serve this Brotherhood. I enjoy daily interactions with the membership, and I relish the constant challenge of implementing service improvements that expand upon what is already the best value in job income protection. I take...

Spring 2021

By the time this newsletter arrives, you will have likely received correspondence from IDX entitled Notice of Data Breach As the letter describes, a cyber-criminal gained access to the BR&CF’s computer network on January 3, 2021. The criminal used software that...

Fall 2020

In this edition, we proudly recognize the recipients of the 2020 Luther G. Smith scholarship award program. I offer my congratulations to each recipient. I encourage you to work hard in your studies and always strive to make a difference. The future of this country is...

Spring 2020

Four months into fiscal year 2020 and thus far BR&CF has experienced a seventeen percent (17%) year over year increase in “Held Out of Service” benefits paid to the membership. Although it is too early to determine if this trend will continue, this sharp increase...

Fall 2019

The BR&CF concluded its fiscal year September 30th. It’s been a busy year that has seen many significant changes. The staff has settled into our new office. We are currently preparing for the October board meeting and the annual audit required by the Fund’s...

Summer 2019

E. Hunter Harrison passed away in late 2017; however, his legacy continues to reverberate throughout the rail industry. Mr. Harrison is best known for his implementation of Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) at Canadian National, Canadian Pacific and CSX. Several...