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BLET Newsletter

UP’s Q2 profit drops 19 percent on lower volumes

From Progressive Railroading Union Pacific Corp. reported today its second-quarter 2016 profit fell to $979 million, or $1.17 per diluted ...
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BLET testifies for two-person crews at FRA hearing

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, July 18 — The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) testified in favor of two-person train crews ...
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Feds weigh minimum train crew sizes

(Source: The Hill, July 15, 2016) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Railroad Administration is considering a rule that would require ...
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Feds seek new rules to mitigate oil train derailments

(Source: The Hill, July 14, 2016) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal regulators are proposing new rules aimed at mitigating the effects ...
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RRB Issuing Statements of Service

From RRB Press Release (PR 16-3 May 2016) Each year, the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) prepares a "Certificate of ...
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RRB: Dual benefit payments

(Source: U.S. Railroad Retirement Board press release, June 15, 2016) CHICAGO — The payment of a railroad retirement annuity can ...
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NTSB explains why it did not investigate Mosier oil train derailment

(Source: Oregon Public Broadcasting, July 7, 2016) MOSIER, Ore. — The National Transportation Safety Board has responded to letter from ...
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BLET to host a GCA ST UnionTrack training class

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 29 — The BLET’s Education and Training Department is hosting a GCA Secretary-Treasurer Training Class for UnionTrack ...
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Teamster 29th International Convention Day 4

Day four was both educational and entertaining. After the opening rituals, nominations were accepted for the positions of General President ...
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Teamster 29th International Convention Day 3

An addition to the Day 2 report is needed. During the afternoon session of the convention the attendees were informed ...
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2nd day of Teamsters convention

I need to make two corrections to my day 1 report. The merger between Sysco (not Cisco) and US foods was halted ...
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Report for Teamsters 29th International Convention Day 1

The Teamsters 29th International Convention opened on Monday with the same motivating spirit we have become accustomed to. The opening ...
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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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    Las Vegas, Nevada 89117

  • Phone: (702) 675-3655
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