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June 2020

BLET Newsletter

Health FSA open enrollment for 2018 continues through October 31

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, October 18 — Open enrollment for the Health Flexible Spending Account Plan (FSA) 2018 benefit year is available ...
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BLET shares summary of Tentative National Agreement

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, October 16 — In response to membership questions regarding the Tentative National Agreement, the BLET is making available ...
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Coordinated Bargaining Group condemns interference in its ratification process

(The following is a joint press release from the Coordinated Bargaining Group) On October 6, 2017, the six Rail Unions ...
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National Negotiations update: Coordinated Bargaining Group unions reach tentative national contract agreement

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, October 5 — Rail Unions making up the Coordinated Bargaining Group (CBG) announced today that they have reached ...
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STB to review rules on ex parte communication

(Source: Progressive Railroading 10/03/2017) The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has proposed to update its rules on ex parte communications in informal rulemaking ...
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Portland port obtains federal grant to upgrade security

(Source: Progressive Railroading 10/23/2017) Terminal 6 is on the Columbia River.Photo – Port of Portland The Port of Portland will receive a ...
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Rail industry slow on safety upgrade for fleets carrying oil and ethanol

(Source: De Smog Blog, October 1, 2017) NEW YORK — A new government report finds that only 9 percent of ...
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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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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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