Chicago Railroad Workers Protest over Safety & Deaths at Executives Conference

Chicago Railroad Workers Protest over Safety at Executives Conference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkoYkG-Fhxk
Published on Mar 15, 2018
As railroad industry corporate executives held their conference at the Union League Club of Chicago, a militant protest took place outside on the sidewalk. It was organized by BMWED - IBT, other railroad workers groups and community activists on March 12, 2018. They alerted the public to the alarming statistics on railroad safety, taking the lives of railroad workers and of people living in communities the trains travel through. Chicagoland, they pointed out, “is the primary rail hub for North America’s sensitive cargo supply chains". Deaths and injuries could be avoided if the industry were forced to stop skimping on needed maintenance in their gluttony for profits.