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New trip rates effective January 1st 2015

December 28, 2014

New trip rates go into effect on January 1, 2015.  Click here to view the new rates. BLET WRGCA trip rates eff 1-1-15

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BLET and SMART–TD, four other unions to bargain together

December 17, 2014

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.…

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Announcement of verified results of BLET National Division Officers election

December 2, 2014

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.…

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BLET delegates back two-person train crews on final day of Third National Convention

October 2, 2014

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…

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Rail hazmat chemical/ emergency response training programs for 2014

February 24, 2014

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,…

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Health Insurance ID Card

Ever wonder what all the information means on your health insurance card?  What phone number do you call? Why is there a BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) logo? Who is OptumRx?  We’ve got a complete explanation of what it all means.

September is prostate cancer awareness month

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month so all month long, we’ll be providing you with resources and information on screening, treatment, risk factors and symptoms.

A new way to order prescriptions

As of Monday, August 27, 2018, UPREHS members should start ordering prescriptions and refills directly on the Depot Drug website, www.depotdrug.com.  Here is some important information about this pharmacy ordering change.

Health benefits of owning a pet

Sunday, August 26th is National Dog Day—the four-legged kind not the one that goes in a bun.  In honor of that, and being a dog-lover myself, I thought I’d explore the health benefits of man’s best friend.

What is a prior authorization and why it's important

Prior Authorization- Is it really necessary?

Is dependent supplemental coverage right for you?

Let’s be honest.  Healthcare is expensive.  Even if you have health insurance, most plans have annual deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses like copayments.  If you don’t relish having to pay unexpected medical expenses, the UPREHS Dependent Supplemental Plan (DSP) might be for you.

Why relaxation is good for your health

Relaxation (re lak seishen)

Vaccinations: They aren't just for kids

August is National Immunization month, so all month long, we’ll be highlighting the importance of getting immunizations, even as an adult.  Even if you’ve had childhood vaccinations, you should get them boosted as an adult.

National Watermelon Day: Health Benefits of Watermelon

In honor of National Watermelon Day (yes, that is actually a thing), we thought we’d share a little information about the health benefits of watermelon, along with a simple recipe you can pair with just about anything.

Top of EOB

First, it would probably be helpful if I explained what EOB stands for.  EOB is short for Explanation of Benefits.  You may also see it described as Explanation of Medical Benefits, but it is universally referred to as an EOB.

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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.

Disclaimer: This website is not affiliated with Union Pacific Railroad, and the information contained within these web pages may not reflect the views or opinions of the Union Pacific Railroad.

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  • Address:
    7331 West Charleston Blvd. Suite 120
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89117

  • Phone: (702) 675-3655
  • Fax: (702) 675-3655
  • Email: gcoffice@wrgca.com