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BLET Newsletter

Teamsters statement on murder of George Floyd

(Source: International Brotherhood of Teamsters press release, May 31, 2020)WASHINGTON, D.C. — The following is a statement from James P. Hoffa, ...
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Union Pacific extends shutdown of De Soto car shops

(Source: My Leader Paper, May 31, 2020)FESTUS, Mo. — The Union Pacific railroad is extending its temporary shutdown of the ...
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May 29 update and press release from the Railroad Retirement Board Labor Member; RRB begins paying CARES Act recovery payments for unemployed rail workers

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/newsflash.asp?id=12355 (BLET Editor's Note: The following is a message to Rail Labor from John Bragg, Labor Member of the U.S. ...
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FRA extends temporary safety reg waiver for freight railroads

Ronald Batory is administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration. Photo – fra.dot.gov (Source: Progressive Railroading 05/29/2020) The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has ...
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UP publishes annual sustainability progress report

(Source: Progressive Railroading 05/29/2020) Union Pacific Railroad yesterday published its 2019 Building America report that highlights the company's progress toward meeting social, economic ...
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BLET’s 2020 Cincinnati regional meeting postponed

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, May 28 — The BLET National Division is postponing its Cincinnati, Ohio, regional meeting that was originally scheduled ...
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AAR: Week 21 traffic trends show ‘encouraging signs’

(Source: Progressive Railroading 05/28/2020) U.S. freight railroads logged 428,715 carloads and intermodal units during the week ending May 23, a ...
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Feds must design a plan to conquer COVID-19

(Source: International Brotherhood of Teamsters press release, May 27, 2020)WASHINGTON, D.C. — The coronavirus pandemic has ravaged this country during the ...
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Rail companies cut capacity as volume slides 20%

(Source: Supply Chain Dive, May 27, 2020)WASHINGTON, D.C. — Union Pacific's volume has fallen 23% so far in the second ...
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U.S. rail volumes rise on a week-to-week basis

(Source: Freight Waves, May 27, 2020)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Although U.S. rail traffic is still sharply lower compared with the same ...
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FRA extension of safety waivers to railroads puts U.S. through another two months of risk

CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 27, 2020 — The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) extended safety waivers granted to the Association of American ...
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Amtrak says it needs another $1.5 billion bailout to stay afloat

(Source: Washington Post, May 26, 2020)WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amtrak says it needs nearly $1.5 billion in supplemental funding from the ...
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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.

Disclaimer: This website is not affiliated with Union Pacific Railroad, and the information contained within these web pages may not reflect the views or opinions of the Union Pacific Railroad.

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  • Phone: (702) 675-3655
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