USDOT opts to repeal ECP brake rulemaking

December 7, 2017

Source: Progressive Railroading 12/05/2017 Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) repealed a May 2015 rulemaking that would have required the installation of electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brakes on certain tank cars, according to U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.). The USDOT had until Dec. 4 to publish a determination that the ECP rule either was justified or…

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BLET members ratify national contract

December 1, 2017

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, December 1 — Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with the National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC). The Agreement was reached as a result of the BLET’s participation in the Coordinated Bargaining Group, with five other Unions. Eighty-eight percent (88%) of the voting…

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UP-Western Region members urged to vote YES on Tentative National Agreement

November 17, 2017

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, November 17 — The following is a statement from Union Pacific-Western Region General Chairman Steven A. Leyshon encouraging his members to vote in favor of the Tentative National Agreement. # # # I want to show my support in favor of the tentative agreement and encourage a “yes” vote. There has been a…

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RRB Q&A: Private rail pensions may reduce supplemental annuities

November 14, 2017

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, November 1, 2017) CHICAGO — Railroad retirement beneficiaries are reminded that receipt of a private railroad pension may reduce the amount of a supplemental annuity payable by the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB). The following questions and answers provide information on this subject, as well as how distributions from a 401(k)…

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Video: BLET Town Hall Meeting

November 14, 2017

On November 7, 2017, the BLET National Division hosted a Town Hall Meeting regarding the Tentative National Agreement. More than 100 members and officers were in attendance, including representatives from BLET, SMART TD, and the American Train Dispatchers Association (ATDA). To help all BLET members make an informed decision about the agreement, a video of…

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I’m voting YES on Tentative National Agreement

November 14, 2017

(The following is an email to National President Dennis R. Pierce from Brother James H. Dixon of Division 62 (Houston, Texas). It is reproduced with permission.) Dear Brother Pierce: My thanks to you and your team for the Town Hall Meeting in Houston (October 25) to explain the new agreement proposal being considered. I arrived…

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BNSF/MRL GCA members urged to vote YES on Tentative National Agreement

November 14, 2017

(The following is a letter from General Chairman Jerry LaPrath to all members of the BNSF/MRL General Committee of Adjustment dated October 27, 2017.) Dear Brothers and Sisters of the BLET/MRL General Committee of Adjustment: We recently attended a meeting at the BLET National Division in Cleveland for discussion and questions on the BLET current…

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NS-Northern Lines General Chairman applauds Tentative National Agreement

November 14, 2017

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, November 14 — The following is a letter from Norfolk Southern-Northern Lines/W&LE/CF&E General Chairman Dewayne Dehart in support of the Tentative National Agreement. # # # November 13, 2017 Brother Dennis: I would like to take a moment to applaud you and your team on the proposed Tentative Agreement. Being involved in several…

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UP-SR GCA members urged to vote YES on Tentative National Agreement

November 14, 2017

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, November 13 — The following is a letter from Union Pacific-Southern Region General Chairman Dana Marlow and his Vice General Chairmen encouraging their members to vote in favor of the Tentative National Agreement. # # # November 6, 2017 Brothers and Sisters of the BLET UP SR General Committee of Adjustment,  As all…

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