CLEVELAND, December 17 — Top leaders of the Transportation Division of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART–TD) and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) announced today that their organizations will be participating with four other rail unions in coordinated bargaining in the upcoming round of national negotiations.…Read More
CLEVELAND, December 2 — As prescribed by the Rules for the 2014 BLET National Division Officers Election, National Secretary-Treasurer William C. Walpert yesterday released the verified results of the 2014 BLET National Division Officers election. A total of 26 National Division Officers and Alternates were chosen in the election and all were elected by acclamation.…Read More
LAS VEGAS, October 2 – Delegates today adopted a resolution pledging the BLET’s unwavering support for two-person train crews during the final day of the union’s Third National Convention. “The single employee train crew issue is one of the most important questions facing rail labor, and specifically the BLET,” the resolution reads. “Both SMART and…Read More
CLEVELAND, February 24 — The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is pleased to announce three HazMat/Chemical Emergency Response Training Programs for 2014. These five-day courses will provide rail workers with the essential knowledge, skills, and response actions in the case of an unintentional release — giving them the tools they need to protect themselves,…Read More
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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