Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
HeadquartersFront Royal, Virginia, United States
AffiliationsAFL–CIO, CLC

The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) is a labor union in the United States. It represents workers who install, maintain, and repair railroad traffic control systems. These include switching, signaling, and highway-rail crossing warning systems on rail transport networks. Founded in 1901, it has a membership of approximately 10,500. It also represents employees who build railroad signal equipment.

The BRS is affiliated with the AFL–CIO and is a member of its Transportation Trades Department. Its headquarters is in Front Royal, Virginia.

Jerry C. Boles has served as president since 2019. Mike Baldwin has served as secretary-treasurer since 2019. Vice presidents include: Joe Mattingly, Jim Finnegan, Tim Tarrant, Cory Claypool, Brandon Elvey, and Doug VanderJagt.


1901: H. G. Detwiler
1908: Philip Weller[1]
1908: John Bindscheattel[1]
1909: M. J. Hooper[1]
1910: J. A. Martin[1]
1913: Wilmot J. Pettit[1]
1915: A. E. Adams[1]
1917: Daniel Helt[1]
1934: Anon Lyon[1]
1945: Jesse Clark[1]
1969: Charles J. Chamberlain[1]
1977: Tom Bates
1987: Butch Speakman
1992: Dan Pickett
2018: Floyd Mason
2019: Jerry C. Boles
2021: Michael S. Baldwin


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Notable Names in American History. Clifton, New Jersey: James T. White & Company. 1973. p. 557. ISBN 0883710021.