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BLET Newsletter

Q&A: Buyouts and Railroad Retirement benefits

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, April 26, 2022) CHICAGO — Railroad employees frequently ask the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) how ...
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Q&A: Buyouts and Railroad Retirement benefits

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, April 26, 2022) CHICAGO — Railroad employees frequently ask the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) how ...
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LeDure v. Union Pacific: Locomotive Inspection Act case law stays intact and “in use” for now

(Source: JD Supra, April 29, 2022) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Interpretation of the phrase “in use” as used in the Locomotive ...
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BLET, SMART-TD members protest outside of BNSF shareholder meeting in Omaha

(Source: SMART Transportation Division press release, April 30, 2022) OMAHA, Neb. — While Berkshire Hathaway shareholders sat April 30 in ...
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U.S. rail traffic down for ninth consecutive week

(Source: Railway Age, April 27, 2022) NEW YORK — Total U.S. rail traffic for the week ending April 23, 2022, ...
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STB seeks ways to quickly ease railroad service problems

(Source: Trains Magazine, April 27, 2022) WASHINGTON, D.C. — There were more questions than answers on Tuesday as federal regulators ...
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U.S. rail problems moving fuel, additives could sideline 10% of nation’s trucking fleet: STB hearing

(Source: S&P Global Platts, April 27, 2022) HOUSTON — Widespread railroad service problems in the US could sideline 10% of ...
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Speak out now: Railroad attendance policies unsafe

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, April 27 — BLET members and their families are urged to alert the White House and their members ...
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VP Wallace outlines PSR problems, offers solutions at STB hearing

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, April 27 — BLET National Vice President Mark L. Wallace testified yesterday on behalf of the BLET at ...
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CBC Unions reject lump-sum offers, seek proffer of arbitration

The Coordinated Bargaining Coalition released the following statement on April 25, 2022: On January 24, 2022, after more than two ...
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BLET National Division files comments for STB hearing, Vice President Mark Wallace to testify

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, April 25 — On Friday, April 22, 2022, the BLET National Division submitted written comments in advance of ...
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U.S. rail volumes tumbled in Week 15

(Source: Progressive Railroading 04/21/2022) U.S. rail traffic was off in both the carload and intermodal categories for 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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