2015 BLET Scholarship Directory

CLEVELAND, February 13 — Each year, the BLET National Division compiles a list of scholarship opportunities available to the children of BLET members. Numerous financial aid opportunities are published here in the 2015 BLET Scholarship Directory. The scholarship opportunities vary widely. The following comprehensive list provides members and their families with contact information for each …

West Coast ports mostly shut for 4 of next 5 days as longshore dispute drags on

West Coast port operators the Pacific Maritime Association said they won’t hire crews to load or unload ships Thursday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday in continuing labor-contract struggles. By JUSTIN PRITCHARD The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Troubles on the West Coast waterfront are getting worse. Amid an increasingly damaging labor dispute, 29 West Coast seaports …

Response to UPRR regarding Short Crew Allowance

The following letter was sent by General Chairman Jim Dayton on Febuary 2, 2015 to Labor Relations regarding the ongoing dispute with the Carrier’s non payment of Short Crew Allowance. Download the letter 21448 – JLD-BEW Short Crew Allwnce dispt 020215 Dear Ms. Wilderman: This has reference to our several discussions in conference regarding the Carrier’s …

BLET to conduct Local Chairman Workshop in March

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 …