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BLET Newsletter

RRB: Working after retirement

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, December 14, 2016) CHICAGO — Retirees, and those planning retirement, should be aware of ...
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AAR: Freight rail traffic down 11.4 percent from 2016 for week ending January 7

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, January 11, 2017) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today ...
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Unions seek to overturn punitive New Jersey substance abuse law

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, January 9 — Two railroad labor unions have jointly filed a lawsuit to overturn a punitive New Jersey ...
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Union Pacific sues to force approval of Oregon track expansion

(Source: Associated Press, January 11, 2017) MOSIER, Ore. — Union Pacific on Tuesday asked a federal judge to reject local ...
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A call to arms: Join me in our National Contract fight

By Dennis R. Pierce BLET National President (BLET Editor’s Note: The following message from BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce ...
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Allen reelected Washington State Legislative Board Chairman

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, December 22 — Brother Shahraim C. Allen was reelected by acclamation to his second term as Chairman of ...
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Rail Labor seeks mediation to settle national contract talks

A PDF of this statement is available for download at: Rail Labor’s Coordinated Bargaining Group (CBG) released the following ...
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Open enrollment begins December 1, 2016 for the BLET Short Term Disability Part B Plan

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, November 30, 2016 — Open Enrollment for 2017 under the BLET’s Short Term Disability Part B insurance plan ...
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FRA to issue advisory on sleep apnea, cameras

From The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is finalizing an advisory to push railroads to begin testing train operators for obstructive sleep ...
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Now Is The Time To Address Rail Worker Fatigue

(BLET Editor’s Note: The following message from BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce has been excerpted from the October 2016 ...
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BLET Legislative Representatives meet in Washington

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, September 30 — Legislative Representatives of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) met at Teamsters headquarters ...
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BLET fights industry effort to reduce air brake inspections

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, September 19 — The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) is taking a stand against a rail ...
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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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