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BLET Newsletter

RRB announces Spring 2015 dates for informational conferences and new pre-retirement seminars

CLEVELAND, February 26 — The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced a schedule of dates for the agency’s spring ...
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Deal reached in West Coast dockworkers dispute

Elizabeth Weise and Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY 9:32 a.m. EST February 21, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Negotiators reached a tentative contract ...
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Right To Work battle may be coming to your state

CLEVELAND, February 19 — A perennial threat to organized labor and the American middle class is once again making an ...
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BLET President blasts CP for unsafe rail practices and threatening employees

CLEVELAND, February 15 — Dennis Pierce, National President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and President of the ...
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2015 BLET Scholarship Directory

CLEVELAND, February 13 — Each year, the BLET National Division compiles a list of scholarship opportunities available to the children ...
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West Coast ports mostly shut for 4 of next 5 days as longshore dispute drags on

West Coast port operators the Pacific Maritime Association said they won’t hire crews to load or unload ships Thursday, Saturday, ...
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Email Phishing Scam Directed Toward Anthem Members

Earlier this week Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield was involved in a cyber attack.  Attached is the press release that ...
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Response to UPRR regarding Short Crew Allowance

The following letter was sent by General Chairman Jim Dayton on Febuary 2, 2015 to Labor Relations regarding the ongoing ...
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BLET to conduct Local Chairman Workshop in March

CLEVELAND, January 28 — The BLET Education and Training Department will conduct a workshop for Local Chairmen from March 22-27, ...
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2014 BLET Bylaws available online

CLEVELAND, January 21 — An electronic copy of the 2014 edition of the BLET Bylaws, along with a 9-page matrix ...
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BLET Advisory Board installed

CLEVELAND, January 2 — On January 1, 2015, a new Advisory Board began its four-year term of office for the ...
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New trip rates effective January 1st 2015

New trip rates go into effect on January 1, 2015.  Click here to view the new rates. BLET WRGCA trip ...
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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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    7331 West Charleston Blvd. Suite 120
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89117

  • Phone: (702) 675-3655
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  • Email: gcoffice@wrgca.com