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BLET Newsletter

UP revenue, income rose in Q1, but operating performance missed expectations

"We are taking actions to improve resource utilization, increase crews and locomotives where needed and reduce freight car inventory levels ...
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BLET wins in court over Union Pacific’s antiunion tactics

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, April 14 — The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) secured a major court victory over the ...
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Union Pacific says track congestion hurting ability to meet demand

(Source: Reuters, April 21, 2022) OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific Corp. said on Thursday congestion on tracks was hurting its ability ...
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AAR reports rail traffic for March and the week ending April 2, 2022

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, April 6, 2022) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported ...
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House Transportation leaders urge FRA to act on fatigue, attendance policies

CLEVELAND (April 6) — Leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure are asking the Federal ...
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U.S. rail carloads held steady, intermodal volume fell in Week 12

(Source: Progressive Railroading 03/31/2022) Intermodal volumes continued to weigh on U.S. freight-rail traffic totals during the week ending March 26, ...
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U.S. railroads logged another traffic decrease in Week 11

(Source: Progressive Railroading 03/24/2022) U.S. railroads reported volumes fell 2.7% to 499,362 carloads and intermodal units in the week ending ...
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Grain shippers complain about delays on BNSF, NS, and UP

(Source: Trains Magazine, March 28, 2022) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The trade group representing grain producers says severe delays on BNSF ...
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Union Solidarity, More Important Now than Ever 

https://ble-t.org/news/union-solidarity-more-important-now-than-ever/ By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President (BLET Editor’s Note: The following message from President Pierce has been excepted from the ...
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U.S railroads report traffic decrease in Week 10

(Source: Progressive Railroading 03/17/2022) U.S. railroads logged a 4.7% decrease in volumes for the week ending March 12 compared with ...
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Q&A: Longevity of Railroad Retirement beneficiaries

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, February 17, 2022) CHICAGO — Every three years, the Railroad Retirement Board’s Chief Actuary conducts ...
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Railroads and shippers argue over reciprocal switching proposal

(Source: Trains Magazine, March 16, 2022) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Railroads and shipper groups squared off over a proposed reciprocal switching ...
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