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June 2022

BLET Newsletter


National Contract Negotiations

MAPS system coming on line September 15th

M.A.P.S. (Managing Agreement Professionals for Success) is Union Pacific's new replacement for the current UPGRADE policy and is scheduled to ...
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Q&A 18 Dispute Award

Dear Brothers and Sisters: This has reference to my memo to you of July 2, 2015 advising that the 2003 ...
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NTSB study: ECP brakes out-perform other systems

(Source: National Transportation Safety Board press release, July 23, 2015) WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of its ongoing investigation of ...
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Senate to debate 3-year delay of Positive Train Control

(Source: New York Times, July 23, 2015) WASHINGTON — Two months after the high-speed derailment of an Amtrak train killed ...
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On the Right Track: 2015 Triennial Election manual now online

CLEVELAND, July 14 — The 2015 edition of “On the Right Track,” the Local Division nomination and election procedure manual, ...
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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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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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