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BLET Newsletter

Amtrak feels the heat after high-profile flubs

(Source: Politico, January 21, 2020)WASHINGTON, D.C. — It was a rough weekend for the railroad, which came under fire from ...
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Union Pacific addresses suspected cancer cluster as activist Erin Brockovich attends meeting

(Source: Television station KHOU 11, January 21, 2020)HOUSTON — Attorney and environmental activist Erin Brockovich was invited to a community ...
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2020 BLET Scholarship Directory

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, January 22 — Each year, the BLET National Division compiles a list of scholarship opportunities available to the ...
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BLET National Division launches National Negotiations website

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, January 20 — The BLET National Division has launched a new webpage — — to provide important information to ...
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DeFazio questions Class Is’ commitment to fighting climate change

(Source: Progressive Railroading, January 17, 2020)U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) yesterday questioned whether the nation's ...
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CSX eyes flat to lower revenue in 2020

(Source: Freight Waves, January 17, 2020)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Eastern railroad CSX expects its annual revenue to be flat to 2% ...
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Kansas City Southern net profit slips in fourth quarter

(Source: Freight Waves, January 17, 2020)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Net profit for Kansas City Southern slipped in the fourth quarter of ...
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Utah DOT considers rail, other transit options for Little Cottonwood Canyon

UDOT is working on a plan for an integrated transportation system that would improve the reliability, mobility and safety for ...
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For the second time in six months, Kentucky coal miners block train to protest unpaid wages

(Source: Lexington Herald-Leader, January 14, 2020)KIMPER, Ky. — For the second time in less than a year, coal miners in ...
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Man pleads guilty to sabotaging railroad signals in Braddock, McKeesport, Pa.

(Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 13, 2020)PITTSBURGH, Pa. — An Elizabeth man pleaded guilty to sabotaging railroad signals at multiple locations ...
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Trump administration nears decision on LNG shipping by train

(Source: Financial Times, January 13, 2020)NEW YORK — The U.S.’s supply of natural gas may soon be transported by train, ...
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U.S. coal-fired power plants closing at a near-record pace

(Source: Reuters, January 13, 2020)NEW YORK — U.S. coal-fired power plants shut down at the second-fastest pace on record in ...
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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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