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BLET Newsletter

RRB Q&A: Acting for impaired Railroad Retirement beneficiaries

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, October 2, 2017) CHICAGO — According to Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) policy, every annuitant has ...
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Man clings to side of 99 mph German train for 15 miles after accidentally leaving luggage inside

(Source: Independent, October 1, 2017) LONDON — A man survived clinging onto the side of a German high speed train ...
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Michael Kelliher selected as NMB’s Acting Chief of Staff

(Source: National Mediation Board press release, October 2, 2017) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Mediation Board (NMB) is pleased to announce ...
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Government lawyers blame three ex-railway employees for causing Lac-Megantic disaster

(Source: Canadian Press, October 2, 2017) MONTREAL — Train driver Thomas Harding knows he's partly responsible for the Lac-Megantic rail ...
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BLET Officers Election rules and forms now available

INDEPENDENCE, September 25 — Pursuant to Section 48 of the National Division Bylaws, the National Secretary-Treasurer is charged with supervising ...
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BNSF, UP expanding, upgrading in northern Idaho

(Source: Railway Age 09/26/2017) Written by  Bruce E. Kelly, Contributing Editor A UP undercutter manufactured by Plasser American cleans ballast on ...
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The Federal Railroad Administration’s new Hours of Service (HOS) app is now available via the iPhone App Store:

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has now made its Hours of Service (HOS) app available for download in the iPhone ...
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Knife River Corp., Portland & Western Railroad host U.S. Rep. Schrader

(Source: Progressive Railroading 09/29/2017) About a half million tons of aggregates are shipped by rail annually to serve Knife River ...
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Democrats introduce bill mandating sleep apnea testing

(Source: Progressive Railroading 09/29/2017) U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)Photo – senate.gov Members of Congress representing New York and New Jersey ...
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Communities aim to control oil train spills on Columbia River

(Source: Tri-City Herald, September 27, 2017) PASCO, Wash. — Ten to 15 times a week, a train carrying 3.5 million ...
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Health FSA open enrollment for 2018 begins October 1

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, September 26 — Open enrollment for the Health Flexible Spending Account Plan (FSA) 2018 benefit year runs from October ...
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Genesee & Wyoming has multiplied holdings a hundredfold since 1977 by employing a carefully crafted acquisition strategy

(source: Progressive Railroading September 2017) In 2005, Mortimer Fuller III posed in front of a Portland & Western Railroad (PNWR) ...
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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.

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