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BLET Newsletter

Unemployment and sickness benefits for railroad employees

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, August 1, 2016) CHICAGO — The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) administers the Railroad Unemployment ...
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Labor Day 2016

By Dennis R. Pierce BLET National President INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, September 2 — Labor Day is the American holiday that formally ...
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Four rail hazmat training classes available

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, September 2 — The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is hosting four training sessions in the coming ...
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Judge upholds Oregon denial of coal export permit

By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press ~ Aug 14, 2016 PORTLAND, Ore. — An administrative law judge in Oregon on Friday found ...
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BLET to host S-T training class in September

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, July 26 — The BLET Education and Training Department will conduct a training class for Secretary-Treasurers from September ...
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This spot in Chicago is the epitome of a more than $100 billion problem facing America

From businessinsider.com   By Andrew Stern  Jul. 21, 2016, 12:56 PM   The CSX locomotives expel thousands of horsepower to get the ...
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City proposes fining railroad for all oil cars passing through Spokane

From inforum.com By Jessica Holdman / Bismarck Tribune on Jul 21, 2016 at 7:51 p.m. A BNSF oil train is fueled ...
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Canada to accelerate oil train car phaseout

By Timothy Cama - 07/25/16 10:59 AM EDT From The Hill Canadian regulators are pushing up the deadline for old ...
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Dozens of lawmakers blast Chinese rail car deal

By Melanie Zanona - 07/18/16 03:38 PM EDT From The Hill Over 50 bipartisan lawmakers are urging federal agencies to ...
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Feds weigh minimum train crew sizes

From The Hill  By Melanie Zanona The Federal Railroad Administration is considering a rule that would require most trains to ...
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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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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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