IAM Rail Division Special Representative Derrick Battle recently joined IAM District 19 General Chairman Danny Tavares in visits with IAM railroad members who work at Keolis and Amtrak in the Boston metro area.

IAM Rail Division leadership toured facilities where IAM members are responsible for different key functions in the facilities, including, but not limited to engineering, locomotives and maintenance.  

“We are proud of our members who make sure commuter rails remain safe and keep our communities moving,” said Josh Hartford, IAM Special Assistant to the International President for the Rail Division. “These visits allow us to get to know our members at a more personal level, their concerns, their suggestions for improving their workplaces, and what they expect from us as their representatives.”

These visits are helping the recently created IAM Rail Division to connect with members and address their concerns.

“We need to get to know our fellow Railroad Brothers and Sisters to best meet their needs and this type of engagement gives us an opportunity to achieve that,” said Battle. “IAM members provide essential skills, dedication and commitment, which is why Keolis and Amtrak keep succeeding.”

Battle and Tavares visited members at various Keolis and Amtrak facilities in South Boston and Cambridge.


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