UP-WRGCA Delegates to the BLET  4th National Convention in Las Vegas
UP-WRGCA Delegates to the BLET 4th National Convention in Las Vegas

Response to UPRR regarding Short Crew Allowance

February 2, 2015

The following letter was sent by General Chairman Jim Dayton on Febuary 2, 2015 to Labor Relations regarding the ongoing dispute with the Carrier’s non payment of Short Crew Allowance. Download the letter 21448 – JLD-BEW Short Crew Allwnce dispt 020215 Dear Ms. Wilderman: This has reference to our several discussions in conference regarding the Carrier’s…

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BLET to conduct Local Chairman Workshop in March

January 28, 2015

CLEVELAND, January 28 — The BLET Education and Training Department will conduct a workshop for Local Chairmen from March 22-27, 2015, at the BLET Training Center in Cleveland. The workshop is designed to help Local Chairmen develop and hone the skills necessary to provide better representation to their members. The week-long course will begin with…

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2014 BLET Bylaws available online

January 21, 2015

CLEVELAND, January 21 — An electronic copy of the 2014 edition of the BLET Bylaws, along with a 9-page matrix listing changes from the 2010 edition, are now available in the Members Area of the Brotherhood’s website. The Bylaws and the matrix are available for download and printing as a PDF, and reflect changes approved by delegates…

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BLET Advisory Board installed

January 2, 2015

CLEVELAND, January 2 — On January 1, 2015, a new Advisory Board began its four-year term of office for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET). National President Dennis R. Pierce convened the Advisory Board on January 1 to administer the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Oath of Office to all newly elected Officers. The…

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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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Food for your mood: Eat your way to happy

Do not let the title of this article fool you.  I do not mean eating your way through the menu at McDonald’s or polishing off an entire pumpkin pie at an upcoming holiday dinner (but if wishing made it so). I’m talking about foods that help boost your mood.

How to make the most of your health plan coverage

Health care and health insurance is confusing and constantly changing.  It seems cliche to say that, but it’s true.  Which is exactly why you need to understand your health plan in order to maximize the benefits.  We’ve got some tips on how to do just that.

Myths about mental health issues

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), only 17 percent of adults in the U.S. are in “optimal mental health.”  In fact, it is estimated that one in five people deal with some kind of mental health issue—anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc—that impacts our daily life.

The addiction of likes

No one can argue that social media—Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc—has changed the way we interact.  And now enter the iGen (short for iGeneration), the post-millennials who will be born never knowing a world without an iPhone or Facebook.  (Note: I still remember my first phone, affectionately called ‘The Brick’ which I carried to and from my car like a purse.)

Nutrition label

What does a box of cereal, a bag of pretzels and a jar of salsa have in common? The answer is a nutrition facts label. Most all food and/or food packaging requires a nutrition facts label, although there are exceptions for things like fresh fruits, vegetables and fish or edible products that have little to zero nutritional value (food coloring or tea, as an example). While most people look at the nutrition facts label, the real question is, do they understand it?

Diabetes Care & UPREHS Benefits

Type 2 Diabetes is a serious disease and is a growing health crisis in the U.S.  But in most cases, Type 2 Diabetes is preventable—or reversible.  By taking simple, common sense steps, you can manage your disease and prevent more serious complications.

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.

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