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September 2023

BLET Newsletter

Utility Roster Protest


Brothers and Sisters, 

As you may or may not know the SMART-TD entered into an agreement with the Union Pacific Railroad to establish new utility rosters.  The new utility rosters have subsequently been created.  After reviewing the newly established rosters we have found that the rosters excluded individuals with trainmen seniority that were listed on previous utility rosters. 

The BLET is committed to protecting seniority; therefore if you find that you have been excluded from the new roster, below you will find sample letters that you may use to send to the SMART-TD Organization and to the Union Pacific Railroad to protest your seniority.  Simply click on the link that aligns with your trainmen seniority location, once opened you will need to fill in the required fields on both letters, print, sign, and mail (certified return receipt requested) them to each respective recipient. 


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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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