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BLET Newsletter

PSR: Can We Please Be Honest Here?

Written by Matt Parker (Source: Railway Age July 26, 2021) Editor’s Note: This opinion piece is in response to my invitation for ...
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STB asks Class Is to report on intermodal supply chain problems

STB Chairman Martin ObermanPhoto – stb.gov (Source: Progressive Railroading 07/23/2021) Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairman Martin Oberman yesterday sent a letter ...
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AAR reports rail traffic for week ending July 17, 2021

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, July 21, 2021)WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. ...
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Union Pacific profit jumps 59% as volume grows 22%

(Source: Associated Press, July 22, 2021)OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific’s second-quarter profit jumped 59% as the railroad hauled 22% more ...
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After slashing 33% of workers in 6 years, railroads complain about “labor shortage” amid uproar over slow shipments

(Source: Wolf Street, July 22, 2021)NEW YORK — Over the past six years, the Class 1 railroads have axed 33% ...
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Multi-faceted Coalition to Campaign for Federal High-Speed Rail Investment

IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contacts:Ezra Silk (USHSRC) 860.916.8964Brian Berg (MKC) 312.282.8260U.S. HIGH SPEED RAIL COALITIONMulti-faceted Coalition to Campaign for Federal High-Speed Rail ...
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Union Pacific suspends inbound international container shipments to Chicago for a week

By Bill Stephens | July 14, 2021 (Source: trains.com 07/14/2021) Embargo will allow railroad to address backlog at Global IV facility ...
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BLET mourns passing of Washington State Legislative Board Chairman Shahraim Allen

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 30 - Officers, members and staff of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) are deeply ...
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Governors praise bipartisan deal on infrastructure

(Source: Progressive Railroading 06/28/2021) The National Governors Association lauded the infrastructure agreement reached last week between a bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators and ...
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AAR reports rail traffic for the week ending June 19, 2021

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, June 23, 2021)WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. ...
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General President Hoffa closes his final convention

(Source: International Brotherhood of Teamsters press release, June 24, 2021)WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday evening, Jim Hoffa brought down the Convention ...
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Teamsters vow to unionize Amazon, taking on an anti-union behemoth

© (Jay Reeves / Associated Press) Michael Foster of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union holds a sign outside ...
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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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