Railroad Retirement Survivor Benefits

March 6, 2015

(Source: U.S. Railroad Retirement Board press release, February 23, 2015) CHICAGO — Monthly benefits may be payable under the Railroad Retirement Act to the surviving widow(er), children, and certain other dependents of a railroad employee if the employee was “insured” under that Act at the time of death. Lump-sum death benefits may also be payable…

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Data Breach Update

March 4, 2015

Update from UPREHS please find a copy of a letter that was mailed to the UPREHS members today updating them on the Anthem Cyber attack. UPREHS Members 030315 Anthem Cyber Attack update

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RRB announces Spring 2015 dates for informational conferences and new pre-retirement seminars

February 26, 2015

CLEVELAND, February 26 — The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced a schedule of dates for the agency’s spring 2015 Informational Conferences and Pre-Retirement Seminars. Informational Conferences will be held in 22 locations across the country, beginning March 13 in California. Started nearly 60 years ago by the RRB’s Office of the Labor Member,…

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Deal reached in West Coast dockworkers dispute

February 21, 2015

Elizabeth Weise and Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY 9:32 a.m. EST February 21, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Negotiators reached a tentative contract covering West Coast dockworkers on Friday evening, likely ending a protracted labor dispute that snarled international trade at seaports handling about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually. The breakthrough came after nine months of negotiations…

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Right To Work battle may be coming to your state

February 19, 2015

CLEVELAND, February 19 — A perennial threat to organized labor and the American middle class is once again making an appearance in state legislatures throughout the United States. Our elected officials at the state level have taken it upon themselves to consider anti-union legislation called “Right To Work” or “Freedom To Work.” While this phrase…

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BLET President blasts CP for unsafe rail practices and threatening employees

February 15, 2015

CLEVELAND, February 15 — Dennis Pierce, National President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and President of the Teamsters Rail Conference (U.S.), blasted Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) today for its growing culture of threats and intimidation toward its employees in the U.S. and Canada. Pierce commented following CP’s issuance of a letter to…

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2015 BLET Scholarship Directory

February 13, 2015

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…

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

February 12, 2015

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…

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Email Phishing Scam Directed Toward Anthem Members

February 8, 2015

Earlier this week Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield was involved in a cyber attack.  Attached is the press release that has been posted on the UPREHS website and we have sent this letter to those UPREHS members for whom we have e-mail addresses.  We will provide updates as we know have more information. UPREHS Anthem Phishing…

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