BLET News

U.S. Supreme Court rules against forced arbitration

(Source: International Brotherhood of Teamsters press release, January 15, 2019) PORT OF LOS ANGELES/LONG BEACH, Calif. — Today, the United States Supreme Court in the case New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira ruled that workers in the transportation industry cannot be forced to waive their rights through private arbitration agreements. Click the link above to read the…

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BLET to host Local Chairman class in March 2019

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, January 10 — The BLET Education and Training Department will host a Local Chairman training class from March 31 through April 5, 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…

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UP must pay $2.3 million in settlement of civil environmental case

(Source: Herald News, January 9, 2019)  SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson announced on Jan. 7 that as part of a multi-jurisdiction prosecution, Placer County Superior Court Judge Alan Pineschi has ordered Union Pacific Railroad Company to pay more than $2.3 million in the settlement of a civil environmental case.…

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UP shares rise on news of 62.7% operating ratio

(Source: Reuters, January 9, 2019)  NEW YORK — Union Pacific Corp, the No. 1 U.S. railroad, said on Wednesday that a key measure of performance would come in better than expected for 2018, sending shares up 1.6 percent in after-hours trade. The Omaha, Nebraska-based company said its operating ratio was expected to be 62.7 percent…

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