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BLET Newsletter

BLET Action Alert: Republican tax bill on track to put Railroad Retirement Unemployment & Sickness benefits in the siding

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, December 15 — The Republican tax bill currently working its way through the House and the Senate could ...
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“Be Strong:” International rail organizations extend solidarity, condolences following Amtrak crash in Washington State

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, December 21 — Three international rail worker Organizations have sent letters of solidarity, support and sympathy to the ...
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AAR: November 2017 rail traffic up 2.9 percent over November 2016

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, December 6, 2017) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported ...
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Union Pacific showcases drone program, plans

(Source: Occupational Health & Safety, December 8, 2017) WASHINGTON, D.C. — An online article about Union Pacific's use of drones ...
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USDOT opts to repeal ECP brake rulemaking

Source: Progressive Railroading 12/05/2017 ECP brakes would have been required on certain tank cars.Photo – Railway Supply Institute Yesterday, the U.S. ...
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BLET members ratify national contract

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, December 1 — Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) have ratified a new collective ...
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UP-Western Region members urged to vote YES on Tentative National Agreement

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, November 17 — The following is a statement from Union Pacific-Western Region General Chairman Steven A. Leyshon encouraging ...
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RRB Q&A: Private rail pensions may reduce supplemental annuities

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, November 1, 2017) CHICAGO — Railroad retirement beneficiaries are reminded that receipt of a private ...
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Video: BLET Town Hall Meeting

On November 7, 2017, the BLET National Division hosted a Town Hall Meeting regarding the Tentative National Agreement. More than ...
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I’m voting YES on Tentative National Agreement

(The following is an email to National President Dennis R. Pierce from Brother James H. Dixon of Division 62 (Houston, ...
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BNSF/MRL GCA members urged to vote YES on Tentative National Agreement

(The following is a letter from General Chairman Jerry LaPrath to all members of the BNSF/MRL General Committee of Adjustment ...
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NS-Northern Lines General Chairman applauds Tentative National Agreement

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, November 14 — The following is a letter from Norfolk Southern-Northern Lines/W&LE/CF&E General Chairman Dewayne Dehart in support ...
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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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    4380 Flowerdale Court
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89103

  • Phone: (702) 499-3409
  • Email: gcoffice@wrgca.com
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