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January 2021

BLET Newsletter

Oberman to chair STB

(Source: Railway Age, January 22, 2021)NEW YORK — Martin J. Oberman was designated Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board (STB) ...
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Coordinated Bargaining Coalition Update

January 22, 2021 - The Rail Unions comprising the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC), negotiating to-gether in the current round of ...
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BLET’s Allen reelected as Washington legislative chair

(Source: Progressive Railroading 01/21/2021) Shahraim Allen last month was reelected to his third term as chair of the Brotherhood of Locomotive ...
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Intermodal gain drives rail traffic growth in Week 2

(Source: Progressive Railroading 01/21/2021) Intermodal gains continued to drive growth in U.S. freight-rail volume during the week ending Jan. 16 ...
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Hoffa: Biden’s OSHA leadership picks will prioritize worker safety

(Source: International Brotherhood of Teamsters press release, January 20, 201)WASHINGTON, D.C. — The following is a statement from Teamsters General President ...
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Union Pacific reports Q4 and full year 2020 results

(Source: Union Pacific press release, January 21, 2021)OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific Corporation today reported 2020 fourth quarter net income of ...
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STB: Class I workforce grew in December

Two workforce categories registered employment increases in December compared with November's level. Photo – BNSF Railway Co. (Source: Progressive Railroading ...
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Unemployment and Sickness Benefit flexibilities under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) during the COVID-19 virus outbreak

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, January 5, 2021)CHICAGO — The RUIA provides for payment of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits ...
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Hackers leak medical records of UPS, Norfolk Southern workers

(Source: Freight Waves, January 17, 2021)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — UPS and Norfolk Southern said they are looking into whether employee health ...
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In its last days, Trump Administration rushes more anti-union rules

(Source: Labor Press, January 17, 2021)WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the final days of Donald Trump’s presidency wind down, his Department ...
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SMART-TD wins another victory in the crew consist battle

(Source: SMART-TD press release, January 15, 2021)CLEVELAND, Ohio — On January 8, 2021, Arbitrator Wendell Bell issued his arbitration award regarding ...
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Rail unions petition Homeland Security to enhance passenger rail security after U.S. Capitol insurrection

CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 13, 2021 - The leaders of two of the nation's largest railroad worker unions urgently petitioned 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.

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