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December 2021

BLET Newsletter

BLET, SMART-TD join to fight Amtrak on COVID mandate

CLEVELAND, November 23, 2021 — The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and the Transportation Division of the International ...
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Hoffa: House passage of Build Back Better Act is a boon for working families

(Source: International Brotherhood of Teamsters press release, November 19, 2021)WASHINGTON, D.C. — The following is a statement from Teamsters General President ...
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Teamster members elect new International officers for 2022-2027

(Source: International Brotherhood of Teamsters press release, November 19, 2021)WASHINGTON, D.C. — The O’Brien-Zuckerman Teamsters United slate has been elected to ...
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FRA announces rechartering of RSAC, adding new voting members to increase diversity of perspectives

(Source: Federal Railroad Administration press release, November 19, 2021)WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced ...
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U.S. ports logjam sees rocketing levels of container thefts

(Source: Supply Chain, November 14, 2021)WASHINGTON, D.C. — Stolen shipments are becoming an increasingly common theme, as slow-moving cargo that ...
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Railroad Retirement benefits set to increase in 2022

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, October 29, 2021)WASHINGTON, D.C. — Most railroad retirement annuities, like social security benefits, will increase ...
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Truckers, dock workers and railroads line up in three-way battle over vaccine mandate

(Source: The Load Star, November 12, 2021)LONDON — The U.S. surface transport sector is fighting Washington in the courts, while ...
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STB sets hearings on three major issues

(Source: Trains Magazine, November 12, 2021)WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Surface Transportation Board has scheduled hearings on three major issues: the ...
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Railroads’ use of long trains to go under the microscope

(Source: Trains Magazine, November 15, 2021)WASHINGTON, D.C. — The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill President Biden is slated to sign into ...
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U.S. Class Is react to new OSHA policy on Biden’s vaccine mandate

Two Class Is — NS and UP — have implemented vaccine mandates.Photo – (Source: Progressive Railroading 11/05/2021) By Julie Sneider, ...
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Rail industry applauds ‘historic’ funding levels in infrastructure bill

(Source: Progressive Railroading 11/08/2021) Railroads praised the House of Representatives' passage late last week of a $1 trillion infrastructure bill, ...
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Railroad retiree earnings limits will increase in 2022

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, October 29, 2021)CHICAGO — Railroad retirement annuitants subject to earnings restrictions can earn more in ...
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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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