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BLET Newsletter

Introducing Iron Road Heathcare

(Source: notcheightblog.com 09/16/2019) In 1870, Union Pacific and other railroad companies recognized a need to treat sick and injured employees. ...
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Idle mines portend dark days for top U.S. coal region

(Source: Associated Press, September 15, 2019)GILLETTE, Wyo. — At two of the world’s biggest coal mines, the finances got so ...
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Nearly 50,000 UAW workers go on strike against GM, America’s biggest auto maker

(Source: CNN Business, September 16, 2019)NEW YORK — The United Auto Workers union went out on strike against General Motors ...
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In the Line of Duty: Bruce A. Dominique Jr.

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, September 12 — Brother Bruce A. Dominique Jr., a member of BLET Division 219 in Shreveport, Louisiana, was ...
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RRB asking all railroaders to complete online technology survey

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, September 13 — The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is asking all active and retired railroaders to complete an ...
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STB reveals three Class Is were ‘revenue adequate’ in 2018

(Source: Progressive Railroading 09/09/2019) The Surface Transportation Board (STB) announced last week that the Class Is that achieved "revenue adequacy" in 2018 ...
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UP train carrying liquefied gas derails at Albina Yard, cracks overpass beam

(Source: Associated Press, September 7, 2019)PORTLAND, Ore. — Union Pacific says two locomotives and three tank cars containing liquefied petroleum ...
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AAR reports rail traffic decline in August and during the week ending August 31, 2019

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, September 4, 2019) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today ...
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Nevada AFL-CIO adopts resolution supporting two-person train crews

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, September 4 — The Nevada State AFL-CIO adopted a safety resolution in support of Federal legislation mandating two-person ...
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Labor Day 2019

By Dennis R. Pierce BLET National President INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, August 30 — Unions are an important part of the fabric of our ...
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AAR reports rail traffic decline for week ending August 24, 2019

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, August 28, 2019) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. ...
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AAR: Rail traffic down again for week ending August 17, 2019

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, August 21, 2019) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. ...
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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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