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BLET Newsletter

BNSF sent crews into a treacherous Stampede Pass blizzard, union tells WA lawmakers

(Source: Seattle Times, February 22, 2018) OLYMPIA, Wash. — A train workers’ union told a harrowing tale Thursday about ascending ...
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STB: Class Is start 2018 with smaller workforce

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/21/2018) As of mid-January, Class Is in the United States employed 144,329 workers, down 0.75 percent since ...
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NTSB Chair: No more delays on railway safety

(Source: The State opinion column by NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt, February 20, 2018) COLUMBIA, S.C. — Although the investigation is ...
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BLET to conduct Legislative Representatives training class in July

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, February 21 — The BLET Education & Training Department, in conjunction with the National Legislative Office, will conduct ...
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BLET names Lyons to advisory board

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/16/2018) William LyonsPhoto – Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) Advisory ...
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PTC hearing: Amtrak to suspend operations over non-compliant routes after 2018

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/16/2018) U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), who chairs the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials.Photo ...
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UP facing dozens of lawsuits alleging cancer-causing substances in workplace

(Source: Omaha World-Herald, February 15, 2018) OMAHA, Neb. — A dozen former Union Pacific workers have filed identical lawsuits in ...
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46 former workers file wrongful termination lawsuit against CSX

(Source: Herald-Dispatch, February 18, 2018) HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Forty-six former railroad workers are suing CSX for alleged wrongful termination, according ...
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Vice President Tolman testifies before House on PTC

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, February 15 — BLET Vice President and National Legislative Representative John P. Tolman urged Congress, the railroads, and ...
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RRB announces spring 2018 conferences and pre-retirement seminars

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, February 12 — The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced a schedule of dates for the agency’s ...
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Despite fatal accidents, train safety still isn’t a top priority in Washington

(Source: New York Magazine, February 12, 2018) NEW YORK — In the past two months, there have been four fatal ...
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AAR praises start of Trump infrastructure plan

(Source: Railway Age 02/12/2018) Written by  Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor The Association of American Railroads today said it supports President Trump’s ...
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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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