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BLET Newsletter

BLET purchases new headquarters building

CLEVELAND, March 20 — The National Division of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen has purchased a new headquarters ...
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An important deadline and message about the BLET’s MetLife Part B Occupational Disability Plan

CLEVELAND, March 11 — An important deadline is coming up on March 31, 2015, for those members currently participating in ...
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Railroad Retirement Survivor Benefits

(Source: U.S. Railroad Retirement Board press release, February 23, 2015) CHICAGO — Monthly benefits may be payable under the Railroad ...
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Data Breach Update

Update from UPREHS please find a copy of a letter that was mailed to the UPREHS members today updating them ...
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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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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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  • Address:
    7331 West Charleston Blvd. Suite 120
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89117

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