BLET News

Memorial Day 2019

By Dennis R. Pierce BLET National President INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, May 24 — As we observe Memorial Day 2019, I ask all members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen to say a special prayer for the women and men who have given their lives serving in our military and to honor them for defending our…

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BLET to host Local Chairman training class, August 11-16, 2019

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, May 23 — The BLET Education and Training Department will host a Local Chairman training class from August 11-16, 2019, at the BLET National Division headquarters and Training Center in Independence, Ohio. The class is designed to help Local Chairmen develop and hone the skills necessary to provide the best representation possible to…

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Oregon’s two Senators demand answers from UP on layoffs

(Source: My Columbia Basin, May 22, 2019)  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oregon’s two U.S. senators are demanding Union Pacific Railroad answer questions about the layoffs of nearly 200 people in Hermiston and the damage those job cuts would do to worker safety, transportation and the regional economy. Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Jeff Merkley have sent…

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Open enrollment for the BLET Short Term Disability Enhanced-Plan coverage

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, May 22 — There are less than two weeks left in the open enrollment for the BLET’s Short Term Disability Enhanced-Plan underwritten by Sun Life Financial. The open enrollment will end on May 31, 2019 and those who enroll will have their coverage take effect on June 1, 2019. If you are a…

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