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BLET Newsletter

Rail labor groups ask court to stop NMB rule change

(Source: Progressive Railroading 10/23/2019) The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), along with 14 other unions and groups representing rail and ...
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Our Solidarity is Crucial to our Success

By Dennis R. PierceBLET National President(BLET Editor’s Note: The following message from BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce has been ...
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BLET part of union group suing to overturn new NMB rule that undermines workers

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, October 22 — The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, along with 14 other unions and union groups ...
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Can PSR save the railroads’ third-quarter profits?

(Source: Freight Waves, October 10, 2019)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — As the third-quarter earnings season kicks off next week for the Class ...
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AAR: Rail traffic declines again during week ending October 5, 2019

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, October 9, 2019)WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. ...
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Claims Guide

Brother’s and Sisters, the claims guide is down temporarily for maintenance. I hope to have it back up soon. ~ Will
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AAR reports rail traffic down in September and for week ending September 28, 2019

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, October 2, 2019)WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. ...
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SMART TD ready to respond as carriers once again attack crew consist

(Source: Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers—Transportation Division (SMART TD) press release, October 3, 2019)NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — Today, the ...
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House lawmakers seek to slow White House plan for LNG rail shipments

(Source: Freight Waves, September 19, 2019)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Democratic head of the House committee with transportation oversight wants to ...
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Class I employment fell in all categories last month

(Source: Progressive Railroading 9/19/2019) On a year-over-year basis, U.S. Class I employment levels last month declined in all categories. Photo ...
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NTSB investigation prompts safety recommendations to Class Is, ASLRRA

(Source: Progressive Railroading 9/20/2019) Robert Sumwalt is chairman of the NTSB. Photo – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) yesterday issued ...
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U.S. freight-rail traffic down 3.7 percent so far in 2019

(Source: Progressive Railroading 09/19/2019) U.S. freight-rail traffic dropped 4.8 percent to 526,734 carloads and intermodal units during the week ending ...
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The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen - UP Western Region GCA represents locomotive engineers working in the Western Region of the Union Pacific Railroad, which encompasses Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and portions of Nevada. We also represent members on the Portland & Western Railroad as well as the Portland Terminal Railroad.

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