“In faith to persevere for the collective good of the Brotherhood, shall we strive for the betterment of the industry we serve and for the families we love and protect.
Where, in the halls of the Assembly and the Legislatures of our Great State and Nation, we shall counsel the powers of the land to insure a just and fair hearing. In our grievances and in our accolades, we discharge the trusts of our members for standards of safety and quality of life, and establish a righteous purpose so as to temper the objective concerns
of the industry of railroading, with the subjective realities of the human condition.
For this we serve, for this we protect, and for this we envision a tomorrow of credit to our calling, and to the great history and pride of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and
the California State Legislative Board.”
“”Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer.”
John F. Kennedy
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.