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Iron Road Healthcare Medicare Open Enrollment

The Medicare Open Enrollment period is from October 15 through December 7, 2020, for the Medicare plan year 2021.  Any former Union Pacific Railroad employee and their Medicare-eligible spouse are eligible to join our Medicare Plans.

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November 2020

BLET Newsletter

Veterans Day 2020

By Dennis R. PierceBLET National PresidentINDEPENDENCE, Ohio, November 11 — We are grateful for the sacrifices our veterans have made ...
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AAR reports rail traffic for October and the week ending October 31, 2020

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, November 4, 2020)WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. ...
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Rail industry ready to work with President-Elect Joe Biden

(Source: Railway Age, November 9, 2020)NEW YORK — With Joe Biden preparing to take the oath of office as the ...
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Railroad Retirement benefits will see increase in 2021

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, October 30, 2020)CHICAGO — Most railroad retirement annuities, like social security benefits, will increase in ...
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Railroad retiree earnings limits set to increase in 2021

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, October 30, 2020)CHICAGO — Railroad retirement annuitants subject to earnings restrictions can earn more in ...
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Legislation would end cut to railroad unemployment benefits

(Source: Progressive Railroading 11/04/2020) U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) last week introduced the Railroad Employee Equality ...
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Voters deliver mixed results for passenger rail

(Source: Progressive Railroading 11/05/2020) Voters on Tuesday approved 13 out of 15 ballot measures that called for an increase in ...
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AAR: U.S. rail intermodal had ‘best month ever’ in October

(Source: Progressive Railroading 11/05/2020) U.S. railroads logged a 2% increase in combined carload and intermodal traffic during October compared with ...
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Intermodal volume gain drives U.S. rail traffic increase in Week 43

(Source: Progressive Railroading 10/29/2020) As has been the case in recent weeks, intermodal volume gains helped lift traffic totals for ...
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BLET’s John Tolman retires; Vince Verna is new Vice President & National Legislative Representative

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, October 30 — After a distinguished railroad career that began nearly 50 years ago, BLET Vice President & ...
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Open enrollment for 2021 Health FSA ends October 31

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, October 28 — Open enrollment for the Health Flexible Spending Account Plan (FSA) 2021 benefit will end on ...
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U.S. freight-rail traffic up slightly in Week 42

(Source: Progressive Railroading 10/22/2020) U.S. freight-rail traffic rose 2.2% to 518,763 carloads, containers and trailers for the week ending Oct. ...
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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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