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Highmark update: Members affected by Anthem data breach to receive letter

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is advising the BLET National Division and its members of steps being taken in the aftermath of the Anthem data breach.

In the Line of Duty: Metrolink locomotive engineer Glenn W. Steele

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

BLET member Glenn W. Steele, 62, has passed away due to traumatic injuries suffered in a Metrolink collision on February 24, 2015.

Fund established to help BLET member critically injured in Metrolink crash

Monday, March 02, 2015

BLET Division 20 (Los Angeles) has established an assistance fund for Brother Glen W. Steele and his family through GoFundMe.com.

RRB announces Spring 2015 dates for informational conferences and new pre-retirement seminars

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced a schedule of dates for the agency’s spring 2015 Informational Conferences and Pre-Retirement Seminars.

Locomotive engineer critically injured in Metrolink derailment; BLET Safety Task Force investigating

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The BLET Safety Task Force has been dispatched to assist the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) with the investigation of a collision involving a Metrolink passenger train and a motor vehicle in Oxnard, Calif.

BLET members ratify new contract with Long Island Rail Road

Monday, February 23, 2015

On February 22, members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) by a 71 percent majority.

Right To Work battle may be coming to your state

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A perennial threat to organized labor and the American middle class is once again making an appearance in state legislatures throughout the United States.

BLET President blasts CP for unsafe rail practices and threatening employees

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Dennis Pierce, National President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and President of the Teamsters Rail Conference (U.S.), blasted Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) today for its growing culture of threats and intimidation toward its employees in the U.S. and Canada. Pierce commented following CP’s issuance of a letter to the BLET representatives on its U.S. operations, Soo Line and the Delaware & Hudson.

2015 BLET Scholarship Directory

Friday, February 13, 2015

Each year, the BLET National Division compiles a list of scholarship opportunities available to the children of BLET members. Numerous financial aid opportunities are published here in the 2015 BLET Scholarship Directory.

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