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Save the date: 2018 BLET regional meetings

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The BLET National Division is pleased to announce the dates and locations of its 2018 regional meetings: June 18-22 in Monterey, California; and August 13-17 in Washington, D.C.

BLET opens Myrtle Beach regional meeting

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

More than 360 members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and their families convened here this morning for opening ceremonies of the BLET’s second regional meeting of 2017.

BLET reaches tentative agreement with Long Island Rail Road

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative agreement with the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) governing rates of pay, benefits and work rules for nearly 500 locomotive engineers.

BLET’s DC State Legislative Board concludes 4th Quadrennial Meeting

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

On July 25, 2017, the BLET’s District of Columbia State Legislative Board held its 4th Quadrennial Meeting at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Keith Kerley elected by acclamation to serve as CSXT-Western Lines General Chairman

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Keith Kerley was elected by acclamation to serve as General Chairman of the BLET’s CSXT Western Lines General Committee of Adjustment at the GCA’s quadrennial meeting in Gatlinburg, Tenn., on July 19, 2017.

RRB announces dates of fall informational conferences, pre-retirement seminars

Monday, July 31, 2017

The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced a schedule of dates for the agency’s fall 2017 informational conferences and pre-retirement seminars.

BLET Education & Training Dept. announces Training Schedule for Fall 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen’s Education & Training Department is announcing its Fall Training Schedule for 2017, and all officers and members are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

2018 National Division Officers Election Rules now available

Monday, July 17, 2017

On May 3, the BLET Advisory Board adopted Rules for the 2018 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen National Division Officers Election. These rules provide detailed guidelines for compliance with Section 48 of the National Division Rules of the BLET Bylaws, which governs the election of National Division Officers.

Bartela appointed BLET Special Representative

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Richard C. Bartela Jr., a member of BLET Division 382 (Buffalo, N.Y.), has been appointed as a Special Representative by BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce effective July 1, 2017.

National negotiations update: Coordinated Bargaining Group Unions say contract negotiations take a “step backwards”

Friday, July 07, 2017

As part of our ongoing effort to conclude national contract negotiations, the Coordinated Bargaining Group (CBG) met with the nation’s freight rail Carriers (NCCC) for three days during the week of June 26th. These efforts were part of our ongoing mediation process, mandated by the Railway Labor Act when the parties have been unable to reach a voluntary agreement, and managed by the National Mediation Board.

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