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BLET Newsletter

Precision Scheduled Railroading: Short Term Gains at What Cost?

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President(BLET Editor’s Note: The following message from BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce has been ...
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Discipline & Social Media

(Source: Conference Reporter Newsletter 04/04/2019) At the conference in Tampa, a nationally-known labor arbitrator gave a lecture on social media.  ...
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SMART TD’s Whitaker succeeds Wier as VP

John Whitaker (left) and David Wier Photo – SMART TD (Source: Progressive Railroading 04/08/2019) The SMART Transportation Division has announced that John ...
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STB to review petition to amend rail performance reporting rules

(Source: Progressive Railroading 04/08/2019) The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has opened a rule-making proceeding in response to a petition from the American Chemistry ...
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Two Utah museums are honoring the Golden Spike’s 150th anniversary

(Source: Deseret News, April 7, 2019) SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert declared 2019 the Year of the ...
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Union Pacific EVP Knight sells 10,000 shares of company stock

(Source: Highlight Press, April 8, 2019) NEW YORK — Union Pacific Co. EVP Robert M. Knight, Jr. sold 10,000 shares of ...
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U.S. rail interests see China as major security risk

(Source: Freight Waves, April 8, 2019) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — China’s push for industrial market share around the world to prop up ...
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U.S. carload, intermodal volumes fell in March

(Source: Progressive Railroading 04/04/2019) U.S. rail traffic continued its slump in March, falling 5.2 percent to 2,022,934 carloads and intermodal ...
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BLET initiates online Division Secretary-Treasurer and Local Chairman training

(Source: February/March 2019 Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen News) The BLET’s Education and Training Department is proud to announce the availability ...
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2018 BLET Bylaws available online

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, April 3, 2019 — An electronic copy of the 2018 edition of the BLET Bylaws is now available ...
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North Dakota may sue Washington over oil train safety bill

(Source: Associated Press, April 1, 2019) BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s oil regulator is planning to sue the state of Washington ...
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UP storing locomotives in Klamath Falls rail yard

(Source: Herald and News, April 1, 2019) KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Drivers, crossing the South Sixth Street overpass to the Union ...
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Simple steps to lower your blood pressure

According to the American Heart Association, almost half of Americans over the age of 20 have high blood pressure (or hypertension) and don’t know it.  Let’s let that sink in for a minute. The number alone is staggering—but that most don’t even know they have high blood pressure is the reason it is often referred to as a silent killer.

How to control your seasonal allergies

It’s that time of year when seasonal allergies are kicking in. Find out how our doctors can diagnose your allergies and help you control them.

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Depot Drug and UPREHS are pleased to announce a new free meter program for non-Medicare members. 

Avoiding the festive 15

Having the willpower to avoid the cookie aisle at the grocery store on a “normal” day is tough. Avoiding the aisle, end caps and special displays during the holiday season, well that requires super human strength.  If you’ve ever been tempted to skip a glass and drink straight from a bowl of eggnog at your company holiday party, fear not.  I have some suggestions you can follow to help avoid the dreaded Festive 15 lbs!


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