BLET Job Bank: Montana Rail Link
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Montana Rail Link has contacted the BLET National Division to advise that the railroad is recruiting certified locomotive engineers.
Former Vice President E.L. Hayden, 1926-2014
Monday, March 03, 2014
E.L. (Billy) Hayden Jr., former International Vice President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, passed away on February 27, 2014. He was 87 years old. Brother Hayden was first elected Vice President at the Brotherhood’s 1986 convention and then reelected in 1991.
BLET tells House: Don’t extend deadline for Positive Train Control
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
BLET Vice President & National Legislative Representative John P. Tolman made a strong case for the timely implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) and other measures to boost rail safety and improve the quality of life for BLET members during testimony delivered at a House subcommittee hearing on February 26.
Rail hazmat chemical/ emergency response training programs for 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is pleased to announce three HazMat/Chemical Emergency Response Training Programs for 2014. These five-day courses will provide rail workers with the essential knowledge, skills, and response actions in the case of an unintentional release — giving them the tools they need to protect themselves, their co-workers and their communities.
Show your support for two-person train crews
Friday, February 14, 2014
Progressive Railroading is conducting an informal poll this week asking, "Do you think all freight trains should be required to have a minimum crew size of two people?" This poll follows the introduction of the Safe Freight Act (H.R. 3040) in Congress, a piece of legislation backed jointly by the BLET and SMART Transportation Division (former UTU) that would require two person train crews.
BLET to conduct Local Chairman Workshop in March
Monday, February 03, 2014
The BLET Education and Training Department will conduct an expanded workshop for Local Chairmen from March 23-28, 2014. The training session will be held at the Hyatt Regency at The Arcade in Cleveland, Ohio.
BLET to host Secretary-Treasurer Class in March 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
The BLET’s Education and Training Department is hosting an expanded Secretary-Treasurer Training Class in Cleveland from March 10-March 13, 2014. For the first time, this expanded class will also provide training to Division Presidents and Division Trustees.
Teamsters take action to oppose Fast Track legislation
Thursday, January 30, 2014
On January 31, Teamsters across the country are taking action to oppose Fast Track by calling and emailing their Representatives and Senators. We need to make sure Congress doesn’t pass Fast Track, which would make it easier for job-killing trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership to become law.
Attention retirees: Information about GA-23111 Plan F
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Retired BLET members are being advised of the availability of coverage in addition to Medicare for railroad employees, their dependents, parents and parents-in-law.
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