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BLET reaches tentative agreement with Indiana and Ohio Railway

Friday, May 06, 2016

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative contract with the Indiana and Ohio Railway (I&O), governing rates of pay and work rules for approximately 50 engineers, conductors, and trainees.

BLET to mark 153rd anniversary on May 8

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) will proudly mark its 153rd anniversary on May 8. The union was founded as the Brotherhood of the Footboard on May 8, 1863 in Marshall, Mich. In 1864, the union changed its name to Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE), the name it retained for 140 years until merging with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on Jan. 1, 2004, when it became the BLET.

BLET extends condolences on passing of Elaine L. Ross

Monday, May 02, 2016

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) extends deepest sympathies to Honorary Member Harold A. Ross and staff employee Gregory E. Ross upon the passing of wife and mother Elaine L. Ross.

CSX General Chairman Gary D. Best reelected by acclamation

Friday, April 29, 2016

General Chairman Gary D. Best was reelected by acclamation to a second term of office at the quadrennial meeting of the CSX Eastern Lines General Committee of Adjustment held in Abbeville, S.C., April 24-26, 2016.

RRB announces change in service hours for field offices

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Effective at noon on June 1, 2016, U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) field offices around the country will be closed to the public on Wednesday afternoons. Field office representatives will not be available to assist walk-in customers or to answer the phones during Wednesday afternoons only. All RRB offices will remain open from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays, and during their usual hours of 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the remaining weekdays, except for Federal holidays.

Registration open for BLET’s Chicago regional meeting

Monday, April 25, 2016

Registration is now open for the BLET regional meeting at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, July 11-14, 2016.

Convention Call for Teamsters’ 29th International Convention

Friday, April 22, 2016

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters’ 29th International Convention will be held at the Paris Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 27-July 1, 2016.

BLET dedicates new National Division headquarters building

Friday, April 15, 2016

Approximately 150 members, officers, dignitaries and guests were in attendance yesterday at a dedication ceremony for the new National Division headquarters building of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) in Independence, Ohio.

John Reynolds reelected to fifth term as CN-WC General Chairman

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Canadian National–Wisconsin Central (CN-WC) General Chairman John W. Reynolds was reelected by acclamation to his fifth term of office at the General Committee’s quadrennial meeting in Green Bay, Wisconsin, March 30-31, 2016.

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