Archive for February 2017

BLET members urged to contact Congress to oppose national right-to-work

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, February 27 — Along with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) strongly opposes so-called “right-to-work” legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress on January 31, and the National Division is urging all union members and their families to contact Congress to express their opposition to this…

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Join us in the fight to defend your hard earned benefits

By Dennis R. Pierce BLET National President (BLET Editor’s Note: The following message from BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce has been excerpted from the Winter 2016 issue of the Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Journal.) INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, February 23 — One of any Union’s primary responsibilities is to negotiate for and defend the benefits that…

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RRB announces dates for March-June 2017 informational conferences

CLEVELAND, February 1 — The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced a schedule of dates for the agency’s spring 2017 informational conferences. Informational conferences will be held in 19 locations across the country, beginning on March 10 in Baldwin Park, California, and concluding on June 23 in Portland, Oregon. Additional conference for fall 2017…

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