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BLET Newsletter

Taming Your Wild Witnesses

(Source: Conference Reporter Newsletter 05/23/2019) At the Boston conference last week, a senior labor arbitrator offered advice about interviewing and ...
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FRA withdraws proposed train-crew staffing rule

FRA Administrator Ronald Batory Photo – fra.dot.gov (Source: Progressive Railroading 05/24/2019) The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has withdrawn its 2016 proposed rulemaking ...
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Memorial Day 2019

By Dennis R. Pierce BLET National PresidentINDEPENDENCE, Ohio, May 24 — As we observe Memorial Day 2019, I ask all members ...
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BLET to host Local Chairman training class, August 11-16, 2019

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, May 23 — The BLET Education and Training Department will host a Local Chairman training class from August ...
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UP Health launches NotchEight blog

Blog will provide health, wellness, and benefits information for UP Health members SALT LAKE CITY, May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- UP Health, ...
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U.S. railroads registered higher carload volume in Week 20

(Source: Progressive Railroading 05/23/2019) U.S. railroads logged mixed traffic results for the week ending May 18, with carload activity up ...
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Four of six trains to be removed from Amtrak Cascades service after NTSB recommendation

(Source: Television station KIRO 7, May 22, 2019) SEATTLE — The State of Washington will soon remove the type of older ...
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Oregon’s two Senators demand answers from UP on layoffs

(Source: My Columbia Basin, May 22, 2019) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oregon’s two U.S. senators are demanding Union Pacific Railroad answer questions ...
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Open enrollment for the BLET Short Term Disability Enhanced-Plan coverage

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, May 22 — There are less than two weeks left in the open enrollment for the BLET’s Short ...
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Space remains for June 9-13 Secretary-Treasurer class

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, May 21 — Registration is still open for the Secretary-Treasurer training class scheduled for June 9-13, 2019, at ...
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City of Palestine asks UP to prove local employment levels

(Source: Palestine Herald-Press, May 21, 2019) PALESTINE, Texas — City officials have asked Union Pacific to prove they are employing enough ...
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NTSB: “The engineer was set up to fail” in 2017 Amtrak derailment that killed 3 near Dupont, Wash.

(Source: Tacoma News Tribune, May 21, 2019) TACOMA, Wash. — An Amtrak train derailment near DuPont that killed three and injured ...
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