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July 2021

BLET Newsletter

Celebration of life for Juan (Juanito, John) Rodriguez

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BLET petitions FRA for immediate halt to LEADER, Trip Optimizer technology

CLEVELAND, February 5 — The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has asked the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for ...
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Posting of the IBT Local 900 (WRGCA) Delegate Nomination Meeting & Rules Notice

Dear Brothers & Sisters: Attached, please find a memo to you for posting of the attached Notice of the Nomination ...
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2016 BLET Scholarship Directory

CLEVELAND, January 29 — Each year, the BLET National Division compiles a list of scholarship opportunities available to the children ...
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WRGCA (IBT Local 900) Election Plan for Delegate & Alternate Delegate to the 2016 IBT Convention

Dear Brothers and Sisters: Attached, please find a copy of three items.  The first is a memo to each you ...
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State of the union 2015

By Dennis R. Pierce BLET National President CLEVELAND, December 28 — I am proud of our Brotherhood’s many accomplishments throughout ...
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Now available: Applications for JRH Scholarship Fund

(Source: International Brotherhood of Teamsters press release, December 1, 2015) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund ...
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The importance of a current connection for Railroad Retirement benefits

Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, November 16, 2015) CHICAGO — Under the Railroad Retirement Act, a "current connection with ...
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Pilot error: After SMART-TD tip, FRA cites Union Pacific for assigning unqualified manager to serve as a pilot

CHICAGO (Nov. 24)—The Federal Railroad Administration told SMART-TD it has filed a violation against the Union Pacific Railroad in response to ...
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UPRR Releases List of Restricted Prescription Drugs

Attached, please find a copy of a letter under date of October 21, 2015 to the undersigned with an attachment ...
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Triennial election reminder: Filing results online

CLEVELAND, October 5 — As triennial elections continue to unfold nationwide for BLET Local Division officers, the BLET National Division ...
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New Voluntary Group Insurance Plan for All WRGCA BLET Members

We are pleased to inform you that the BLET UP Western Region General Committee of Adjustment has instituted a voluntary ...
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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.

Disclaimer: This website is not affiliated with Union Pacific Railroad, and the information contained within these web pages may not reflect the views or opinions of the Union Pacific Railroad.

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  • Address:
    4380 Flowerdale Court
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89103

  • Phone: (702) 499-3409
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