Archive for November 14, 2017

RRB Q&A: Private rail pensions may reduce supplemental annuities

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, November 1, 2017) CHICAGO — Railroad retirement beneficiaries are reminded that receipt of a private railroad pension may reduce the amount of a supplemental annuity payable by the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB). The following questions and answers provide information on this subject, as well as how distributions from a 401(k)…

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Video: BLET Town Hall Meeting

On November 7, 2017, the BLET National Division hosted a Town Hall Meeting regarding the Tentative National Agreement. More than 100 members and officers were in attendance, including representatives from BLET, SMART TD, and the American Train Dispatchers Association (ATDA). To help all BLET members make an informed decision about the agreement, a video of…

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I’m voting YES on Tentative National Agreement

(The following is an email to National President Dennis R. Pierce from Brother James H. Dixon of Division 62 (Houston, Texas). It is reproduced with permission.) Dear Brother Pierce: My thanks to you and your team for the Town Hall Meeting in Houston (October 25) to explain the new agreement proposal being considered. I arrived…

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BNSF/MRL GCA members urged to vote YES on Tentative National Agreement

(The following is a letter from General Chairman Jerry LaPrath to all members of the BNSF/MRL General Committee of Adjustment dated October 27, 2017.) Dear Brothers and Sisters of the BLET/MRL General Committee of Adjustment: We recently attended a meeting at the BLET National Division in Cleveland for discussion and questions on the BLET current…

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NS-Northern Lines General Chairman applauds Tentative National Agreement

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, November 14 — The following is a letter from Norfolk Southern-Northern Lines/W&LE/CF&E General Chairman Dewayne Dehart in support of the Tentative National Agreement. # # # November 13, 2017 Brother Dennis: I would like to take a moment to applaud you and your team on the proposed Tentative Agreement. Being involved in several…

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