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BLET Newsletter

CP will lock out 3,000 engineers and conductors if they don’t have a deal with TCRC by Sunday

(Source: Canadian Press, March 17, 2022) CALGARY — Close to 3,000 employees of the Canadian Pacific Railway could be off ...
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North American Class I rail carriers slammed for profiteering from congestion crisis

(Source: The Load Star, March 14, 2022) LONDON — The large North American railways cannot shake off accusations of profiteering ...
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“Completely demoralized:” U.S. railroad workers pushed to the brink

(Source: The Guardian, March 14, 2022) LONDON — One locomotive engineer in BNSF’s Great Plains Region claimed they had to ...
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Railroads subcommittee hears views on STB reauthorization

(Source: Progressive Railroading 03/11/2022) The U.S. House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials earlier this week held a hearing on Surface ...
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Class Is employed fewer people in January

(Source: Progressive Railroading 03/11/2022) U.S. Class Is employed 111,754 people in mid-January, down 2.4% from December 2021 and down 1.5% ...
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AAR: U.S. rail traffic returns to near 2021 levels

(Source: Railway Age, March 9, 2022) NEW YORK — For the week ending March 5, 2022, U.S. rail traffic came ...
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President Pierce condemns PSR at House hearing

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, March 9 — BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce was highly critical of the so-called “Precision Scheduled Railroading” ...
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President Pierce’s House testimony now available

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, March 8 — The written testimony of BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce, who is testifying today before ...
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U.S. freight-rail volumes rose in February

(Source: Progressive Railroading 03/03/2022) Less severe winter weather last month helped boost U.S. freight-rail volumes compared with February 2021 levels, ...
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Petition drive launched to compel action on carrier attendance policies

CLEVELAND, Ohio (March 7, 2022) — In conjunction with the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), the SMART Transportation Division (SMART-TD) ...
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U.S. freight-rail volumes rose in February

(Source: Progressive Railroading 03/03/2022) Less severe winter weather last month helped boost U.S. freight-rail volumes compared with February 2021 levels, ...
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Q&A: Longevity of Railroad Retirement beneficiaries

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, February 17, 2022) CHICAGO — Every three years, the Railroad Retirement Board’s Chief Actuary conducts ...
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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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