BLET to conduct Local Chairman Workshop in March

January 28, 2015

CLEVELAND, January 28 — The BLET Education and Training Department will conduct a workshop for Local Chairmen from March 22-27, 2015, at the BLET Training Center in Cleveland. The workshop is designed to help Local Chairmen develop and hone the skills necessary to provide better representation to their members. The week-long course will begin with…

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2014 BLET Bylaws available online

January 21, 2015

CLEVELAND, January 21 — An electronic copy of the 2014 edition of the BLET Bylaws, along with a 9-page matrix listing changes from the 2010 edition, are now available in the Members Area of the Brotherhood’s website. The Bylaws and the matrix are available for download and printing as a PDF, and reflect changes approved by delegates…

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BLET Advisory Board installed

January 2, 2015

CLEVELAND, January 2 — On January 1, 2015, a new Advisory Board began its four-year term of office for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET). National President Dennis R. Pierce convened the Advisory Board on January 1 to administer the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Oath of Office to all newly elected Officers. The…

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New trip rates effective January 1st 2015

December 28, 2014

New trip rates go into effect on January 1, 2015.  Click here to view the new rates. BLET WRGCA trip rates eff 1-1-15

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BLET and SMART–TD, four other unions to bargain together

December 17, 2014

CLEVELAND, December 17 — Top leaders of the Transportation Division of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART–TD) and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) announced today that their organizations will be participating with four other rail unions in coordinated bargaining in the upcoming round of national negotiations.…

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Announcement of verified results of BLET National Division Officers election

December 2, 2014

CLEVELAND, December 2 — As prescribed by the Rules for the 2014 BLET National Division Officers Election, National Secretary-Treasurer William C. Walpert yesterday released the verified results of the 2014 BLET National Division Officers election. A total of 26 National Division Officers and Alternates were chosen in the election and all were elected by acclamation.…

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BLET delegates back two-person train crews on final day of Third National Convention

October 2, 2014

LAS VEGAS, October 2 – Delegates today adopted a resolution pledging the BLET’s unwavering support for two-person train crews during the final day of the union’s Third National Convention. “The single employee train crew issue is one of the most important questions facing rail labor, and specifically the BLET,” the resolution reads. “Both SMART and…

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Rail hazmat chemical/ emergency response training programs for 2014

February 24, 2014

CLEVELAND, February 24 — The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is pleased to announce three HazMat/Chemical Emergency Response Training Programs for 2014. These five-day courses will provide rail workers with the essential knowledge, skills, and response actions in the case of an unintentional release — giving them the tools they need to protect themselves,…

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BLET UP Western Region Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is NOW through July 31st, 2017. Coverage begins on August 1st, 2017.

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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.

Contact us

  • Address:
    7331 West Charleston Blvd. Suite 120
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89117

  • Phone: (702) 675-3655
  • Fax: (702) 675-3655
  • Email: gcoffice@wrgca.com