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January 2022

BLET Newsletter

BLET announces restructured Safety Task Force

CLEVELAND, June 26 — The BLET National Division is restructuring its Safety Task Force (STF), BLET National President Dennis R. ...
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President Pierce discusses two-person train crews and safety in radio interview

CLEVELAND, May 29 — On May 27, BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce conducted an interview with America’s Work Force, ...
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December 2, 2013 HOS Manual

The following is the Hours of Service Compliance Manual put out by the Federal Railroad Administration dated December 2, 2013. ...
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BLET statement on Amtrak train 188 derailment

CLEVELAND, May 16 — As part of its party status agreement with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the Brotherhood ...
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Qualification for Personal Leave Days

Please review Appendix 62 (link below) to aid you in determining if you are being properly credited your starts to ...
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BLET marks 152nd anniversary today

CLEVELAND, May 8 — The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen proudly celebrates its 152nd anniversary today. The union was ...
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Manager operating trains – Eugene, OR

Below is an email that was sent from General Chairman Dayton to Mr. Castagna, Vice President UPRR - WR regarding a ...
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New Timetable Available

Portland & Western Railroad Timetable Version 10 now available Portland & Western Railroad Time Table 10
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Court victory vindicates BLET position on two-person train crews

CLEVELAND, April 21 — In a major legal victory to protect two-person train crews, the U.S. Court of Appeals for ...
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Doug Horstman, former Oregon State Legislative Board Chairman, 1954-2014

CLEVELAND, April 15 — Douglas S. Horstman, former Chairman of the BLET’s Oregon State Legislative Board, passed away after an ...
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Acting for impaired Railroad Retirement beneficiaries

(Source: U.S. Railroad retirement Board press release, March 27, 2015) CHICAGO — According to Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) policy, every ...
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BLET to host Secretary-Treasurer Class in June 2015

CLEVELAND, April 2 — The BLET’s Education and Training Department is hosting an expanded Secretary-Treasurer Training Class at its new ...
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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.

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