Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS)

(BRS) was founded in 1901 as a trade union representing railroad employees working in what was then the new craft of signaling.  As railroads increasingly turned to the new technology of signal systems to improve the safety and efficiency of their operations, the BRS expanded and eventually grew into a national organization representing the men and women who install and maintain signal systems for most of the nation's railroads.  The BRS represents nearly 9,500 members working for railroads across the United States and into Canada.