Union Pacific workers file class action Americans With Disabilities Act complaint against railroad

March 1, 2016

(Source: Nichols Kaster, PLLP press release, February 29, 2016) SEATTLE, Wash. — On February 19, 2016, six current and former employees of Union Pacific Railroad Company filed a class action lawsuit in the Western District of Washington at Seattle (Case No. CV15-1865JCC), asserting that Union Pacific engaged in a pattern and practice of discrimination in violation…

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RRB announces dates of Spring 2016 Pre-Retirement Seminars

February 10, 2016

CLEVELAND, February 10 — The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced the dates and locations of the agency’s spring 2016 Pre-Retirement Seminars. Designed for railroad employees and spouses planning to retire within five years or less, Pre-Retirement Seminars will familiarize attendees with the retirement benefits available to them, and also guide them through the…

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Celebration of life for Juan (Juanito, John) Rodriguez

February 5, 2016

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BLET petitions FRA for immediate halt to LEADER, Trip Optimizer technology

February 5, 2016

CLEVELAND, February 5 — The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has asked the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an emergency order that would immediately prohibit the carrier-mandated use of Locomotive Engineer Assist/Display & Event Recorder (LEADER) and Trip Optimizer technologies. The BLET contends that the mandated use of these electronic devices creates unsafe…

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Posting of the IBT Local 900 (WRGCA) Delegate Nomination Meeting & Rules Notice

February 4, 2016

Dear Brothers & Sisters: Attached, please find a memo to you for posting of the attached Notice of the Nomination Meeting for Delegate and Alternate Delegate to the Teamster Convention in June 2016.  Please note that the notice and rules must be posted on each of our workplace bulletin boards by February 10th to ensure…

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2016 BLET Scholarship Directory

January 31, 2016

CLEVELAND, January 29 — 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 2016 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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WRGCA (IBT Local 900) Election Plan for Delegate & Alternate Delegate to the 2016 IBT Convention

December 30, 2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters: Attached, please find a copy of three items.  The first is a memo to each you regarding the required posting of the WRGCA (IBT Local 900) Election Plan for Delegate & Alternate Delegate to the 2016 IBT Convention; the second is the copy of the plan and the third is a…

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State of the union 2015

December 28, 2015

By Dennis R. Pierce BLET National President CLEVELAND, December 28 — I am proud of our Brotherhood’s many accomplishments throughout the year 2015 and we have much to be thankful for. While many significant challenges may lie ahead, I have every confidence that our Brotherhood will continue to grow and become stronger in the year…

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Now available: Applications for JRH Scholarship Fund

December 9, 2015

(Source: International Brotherhood of Teamsters press release, December 1, 2015) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for scholarship awards. The deadline for receipt of completed materials is March 31, 2016. Materials will be sent to every local union in the US and Canada, but if you would…

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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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