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BLET Newsletter

Merger mayhem: CN ups KCS offer; CP seeks to respond

(Source: Progressive Railroading 05/14/2021) CN has sweetened its offer to acquire Kansas City Southern. Under terms of its revised proposal, CN now ...
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Game over for CP-KCS? Maybe, maybe not

(Source: Railway Age, May 13, 2021)NEW YORK — The activity involving Kansas City Southern and its two potential merger partners, ...
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Workers are essential to the future of freight industry, Teamsters tell Senate

(Source: International Brotherhood of Teamsters press release, May 12, 2021)WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Teamster official told members of a Senate subcommittee ...
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BLET to mark 158th anniversary on May 8

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, May 6 - On May 8, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) will mark its 158th ...
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AAR: Many rail traffic categories have recovered from pandemic’s impact

(Source: Progressive Railroading 05/06/2021) A number of rail commodity traffic categories have “completely recovered” ground lost during the COVID-19 pandemic, ...
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UP seeks operating ratio of 55%

(Source: Railway Age, May 5, 2021)NEW YORK — At Union Pacific’s Investor Day, where achievements in operational efficiency, benefits of ...
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Union Pacific unveils ESG goals in annual report

The 2020 Building America Report is the first to include the company's Fact Book. Photo – up.com (Source: Progressive Railroading ...
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Registration open for BLET’s Austin regional meeting, July 12-16, 2021

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, April 30 — The BLET is pleased to announce the resumption of its regional meeting program with a ...
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UP constructing grain transload terminal near Chicago

(Source: Progressive Railroading 04/30/2021) Union Pacific Railroad is building a state-of-the-art grain transload facility within its Global IV intermodal terminal in Joliet, Illinois. ...
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UP workers fight to keep jobs ahead of Palestine car shop closure

(Source: Television station KTRE, April 29, 2021)PALESTINE, Texas — A group of current and retired Palestine railroad workers are fighting ...
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Biden to focus on infrastructure with event celebrating trains

(Source: Reuters, April 30, 2021)WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Joe Biden will return on Friday to one of the cities that ...
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RRB Q&A: Dual benefit payments

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, April 27, 2021)CHICAGO — The payment of a railroad retirement annuity can be affected by ...
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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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