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National Contract Negotiations

August 2022

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PEB 250 issues recommendations

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, August 17 — The recommendations of Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) No. 250 were published on Tuesday, August 16. ...
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BLET, SMART-TD presidents update members following PEB 250

Brothers and Sisters of our unions:Presidential Emergency Board (“PEB” or “the Board”) 250 conducted hearings in Washington, D.C. this past ...
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In the Line of Duty: Keith W. Bass

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, July 29 — Brother Keith W. Bass, a member of BLET Division 48 in St. Louis, Missouri, died ...
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FRA proposes two-person train crew requirement

"This proposed rule will improve safety for America's rail passengers — and rail workers — across the country," said U.S. ...
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Membership update from the United Rail Unions regarding PEB No. 250

Today, July 24, 2022, the United Rail Unions, who are bargaining as part of the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition and the ...
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President Biden appoints PEB to investigate national rail contract dispute

The United Rail Unions issue the following statement July 15, 2022: The Rail Unions who are bargaining as part of ...
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BLET Strike Vote: The rest of the story 

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National PresidentToday, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen tallied the ballots cast in its first ...
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Corporate billionaires are wrecking the supply chain; Just look at the railroads

(Source: The Real News Network, July 7, 2022) System shocks, such as the war in Ukraine and a raging pandemic, ...
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Retailers to Biden: Get involved in rail labor dispute

(Source: Progressive Railroading, July 7, 2022) A growing list of businesses are letting President Joe Biden know they’re worried about ...
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Rail shippers call on Biden to appoint PEB to settle rail contract dispute

Source: Progressive Railroading, July 6, 2022) A coalition of rail shippers is calling on President Joe Biden to establish a ...
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U.S. rail system still deteriorating

(Source: Railway Age, July 5, 2022) NEW YORK — We’re now in the second half of 2022, when the four ...
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Solving big safety problems with big data: FRA RISE

(Source: Railway Age column by Dr. Starr Kidda, Human Factors Division Chief, FRA Office of Research, Development and Technology, July ...
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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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