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June 2022

BLET Newsletter


National Contract Negotiations

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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UPRR New Rule Book Update Available

On April 1, 2015 UPRR released the latest version of the GCOR rule book. Make sure you update your rule ...
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BLET Auxiliary Scholarships are due April 1!

For more information on qualifications, instructions for applying, and to download an application form, please go to the BLET Auxiliary's ...
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Train route from Seattle to Eugene could be in jeopardy

The Oregon Department of Transportation may not have enough money next year to continue providing Amtrak rail service between Portland ...
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BLET urges Senators to oppose PTC extension

CLEVELAND, March 25 — The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) announced today that it strongly opposes S. 650, ...
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BLET purchases new headquarters building

CLEVELAND, March 20 — The National Division of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen has purchased a new headquarters ...
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An important deadline and message about the BLET’s MetLife Part B Occupational Disability Plan

CLEVELAND, March 11 — An important deadline is coming up on March 31, 2015, for those members currently participating in ...
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Railroad Retirement Survivor Benefits

(Source: U.S. Railroad Retirement Board press release, February 23, 2015) CHICAGO — Monthly benefits may be payable under the Railroad ...
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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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