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BLET Newsletter

Class I employment levels fell in September

(Source: Progressive Railroading, November 1, 2021)U.S. Class Is employed a total of 114,218 people in mid-September, down 0.19% compared to ...
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UP says cargo container theft in LA is a problem as cargo backlog continues

(Source: NBC Los Angeles, November 1, 2021)LOS ANGELES — Union Pacific railroad said there was a rash of cargo container ...
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UP files federal suit over unions’ objections to vaccine requirement

(Source: Progressive Railroading 10/18/2021) Union Pacific Railroad on Oct. 15  filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court after receiving communications from ...
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Unions join to fight Union Pacific on COVID orders

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/newsflash.asp?id=13488 CLEVELAND, October 15, 2021 - The Transportation Division of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation ...
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AAR: Weekly intermodal traffic drops for 10th consecutive week compared to 2020

(Source: Railway Age, October 13, 2021)NEW YORK — For the week ending Oct. 9, 2021, total U.S. weekly rail traffic ...
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CN faces investor pressure after losing KCS deal

(Source: Associated Press, September 29, 2021)OMAHA, Neb. — After walking away from its effort to buy Kansas City Southern railroad ...
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Intermodal volume down again in latest AAR traffic report

(Source: Progressive Railroading 09/30/2021) The recent decline in intermodal volume at U.S. railroads continued through the week ending Sept. 25, ...
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NTSB: Amtrak train was traveling below speed limit

Investigators arrived yesterday at the site of the Amtrak derailment near Joplin, Montana.Photo – NTSB Newsroom/Twitter (Source: Progressive Railroading 09/28/2021) ...
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U.S. Class I workforce shrank in August

All six employment categories registered decreases in August compared with July's data.Photo – BNSF Railway Co. (Source: Progressive Railroading 09/29/2021) ...
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U.S. coal demand is rising, but supplies remain tight

(Source: S&P Global Platts, September 23, 2021)HOUSTON — Coal demand and prices are booming as natural gas prices soar, but ...
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Intermodal drop-off spans seven consecutive weeks

(Source: Railway Age, September 22, 2021)NEW YORK — For the week ending Sept. 18, 2021, U.S. Class I railroads hauled ...
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Coordinated Bargaining Coalition Update

September 22, 2021 — The Rail Unions comprising the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC), negotiating together in the current round of ...
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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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