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 serves as a stark reminder to all of us of the ebbs and flows of railroad discipline. I trust that those members who received benefits during this period appreciate and understand the importance and value of protecting one’s income.

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