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Iron Road Healthcare Medicare Open Enrollment

The Medicare Open Enrollment period is from October 15 through December 7, 2020, for the Medicare plan year 2021.  Any former Union Pacific Railroad employee and their Medicare-eligible spouse are eligible to join our Medicare Plans.

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November 2020

BLET Newsletter

UP revenue, earnings fall in Q3, but operating ratio improves

"We demonstrated our ability to efficiently adjust to a sharp rebound in volume," said UP Chairman, President and CEO Lance ...
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UP’s Vena to become senior adviser, Gehringer named EVP operations

Jim Vena (left) and Eric Gehringer Photo – (Source: Progressive Railroading 10/23/2020) Union Pacific Railroad this week announced that Jim ...
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Class I September employment down a bit from August count

(Source: Progressive Railroading 10/21/2020) Two workforce categories posted increases last month compared with August employment levels. Photo – BNSF Railway ...
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Sen. Tester condemns “unacceptable” Empire Builder cuts

(Source: Press release from the office of Montana Senator Jon Tester, October 19, 2020)WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Jon Tester today released ...
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President Pierce urges aid for Amtrak/commuters, condemns PSR at Senate hearing

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, October 21 — BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce testified today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, ...
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CDC recommends riders, operators wear masks on trains

“Broad and routine utilization of masks on our transportation systems will protect Americans,” CDC officials said. Photo – CDC (Source: ...
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On the 40th anniversary of the Staggers Act, Congress should consider the collateral damage to the rail industry, and how to fix it

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, October 19 — Over the last several years, railroad industry stakeholders have become increasingly troubled by the effects ...
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Private investors propose Mexico-U.S.-Canada rail link

(Source: Progressive Railroading 10/19/2020) The project would establish logistics points in Winnipeg, Canada, and near the Port of Mazatlan, Mexico. ...
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Weekly U.S. coal train loadings rise to seven-week high: STB

(Source: S&P Global Platts, October 16, 2020)HOUSTON — U.S. coal train loadings rose to a seven-week high in the week ...
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U.S. freight-rail traffic edges up in Week 41

(Source: Progressive Railroading 10/15/2020) Thanks to an increase in intermodal volume, U.S. freight rail traffic rose 1.9 percent to 520,452 ...
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Metra sues UP for breach of contract

(Source: Metra press release, October 14, 2020)CHICAGO — Metra today sued Union Pacific Railroad for breach of contract, accusing the freight ...
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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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