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Arkansas governor signs BLET-backed bill to protect train crews

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson recently signed into law a BLET-backed bill that imposes harsher penalties on criminals who target railroad workers.

Rooms added for BLETís Myrtle Beach regional meeting

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Extra rooms have been added to the BLET room block for those who wish to arrive early for the BLETís upcoming regional meeting in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, August 14-18, 2017.

Nevada governor vetoes two-person crew bill

Friday, June 16, 2017

On June 8, 2017, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval vetoed a railroad safety bill that would have mandated a minimum crew size for freight trains operating in the state.

Former Vice President Jim Shell, 1933-2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Jim D. Shell, former International Vice President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, passed away at St. Luke''s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, June 1, 2017. He was 83 years old.

Teamsters offer disaster relief assistance in Missouri

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is offering Disaster Relief assistance to members living in Missouri after severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding damaged homes and property from April 28 through May 11, 2017.

Jeff Thurman reelected General Chairman of BNSF (former SLSF)/MNA GCA

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Jeffrey L. Thurman was reelected by acclamation to his second term as General Chairman of the BNSF (former SLSF)/MNA General Committee of Adjustment (GCA) at the GCAís quadrennial meeting in St. Louis, Mo., held from May 23-25, 2017.

BLET kicks off San Antonio regional meeting

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Approximately 335 members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and their families convened here this morning for opening ceremonies of the BLETís first regional meeting of 2017.

Former Vice President Ed Watson, 1929-2017

Monday, June 05, 2017

Former BLE International Vice President Edgar Ellis (Ed) Watson passed away on May 31, 2017, at the age of 87. He served the BLE as International Vice President from 1979-1993.

Memorial Day 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

As we observe Memorial Day 2017, I ask all members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen to say a special prayer for the women and men who have given their lives serving in our military and to honor them for defending our country and our way of life.

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