This is your union, and it is strongest when you are involved

May 3, 2017

By Dennis R. Pierce BLET National President (BLET Editor’s Note: The following message from BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce has been excerpted from the April 2017 issue of the Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen News.) INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, May 3 — My last President’s Message contained the text of the remarks that I prepared to present…

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Keeping unions strong in the rail industry

April 7, 2017

(BLET Editor’s Note: The following has been excerpted from the March 2017 issue of the Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen News. It reflects remarks given by BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce on March 22, 2017, at an ATDA training class held in conjunction with the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the American Train Dispatchers…

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Action Alert: Amtrak must be fully funded

March 27, 2017

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, March 24 — President Trump has presented his budget to the American people, and despite making public statements that his administration would spend $1 trillion on infrastructure, his first budget proposal consists of cuts that hurt American workers. Included in this budget is the complete elimination of funding for all long distance Amtrak…

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Tell Congress: Don’t Tax Our Benefits!

March 27, 2017

INDEPNDENCE, Ohio, March 22 — The new health care bill is expected to come to a vote on the House Floor on Thursday, March 23. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, in conjunction with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, is asking all members to distribute this flier to let Congress know that the so-called…

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The Benefits of Belonging

March 20, 2017

By Dennis R. Pierce BLET National President (BLET Editor’s Note: The following message from BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce has been excerpted from the February 2016 issue of the Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen News.) INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, March 16 — On May 8, 2017, we will mark our great Brotherhood’s 154th anniversary. Many things have…

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Railroad Retirement spouse benefits

March 7, 2017

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, March 1, 2017) CHICAGO — In addition to the retirement annuities payable to employees, the Railroad Retirement Act, like the Social Security Act, also provides annuities for the spouses of retired employees. Payment of a spouse annuity is made directly to the wife or husband of the employee. Divorced…

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Robert Reich explains why “Right to Work” is Wrong

February 28, 2017
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BLET members urged to contact Congress to oppose national right-to-work

February 28, 2017

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, February 27 — Along with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) strongly opposes so-called “right-to-work” legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress on January 31, and the National Division is urging all union members and their families to contact Congress to express their opposition to this…

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Join us in the fight to defend your hard earned benefits

February 25, 2017

By Dennis R. Pierce BLET National President (BLET Editor’s Note: The following message from BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce has been excerpted from the Winter 2016 issue of the Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Journal.) INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, February 23 — One of any Union’s primary responsibilities is to negotiate for and defend the benefits that…

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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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