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BLET fights industry effort to reduce air brake inspections

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) is taking a stand against a rail industry effort to nearly double the distance freight trains can travel between mandatory air brake inspections.

Health FSA open enrollment for 2017 begins October 1

Friday, September 16, 2016

Open enrollment for the Health Flexible Spending Account Plan (FSA) 2017 benefit year runs from October 1 through October 31, 2016. Members must enroll in the Health FSA every year — FSA enrollment is not automatic each year so interested members should act soon so they do not miss out on enrollment for the 2017 Plan Year.

Dave Decker reelected NJ Transit General Chairman

Thursday, September 15, 2016

David C. Decker was reelected by acclamation to his third term as General Chairman of the New Jersey Transit General Committee of Adjustment at the GCA’s quadrennial meeting in Raritan, N.J., on September 8, 2016.

Save the date: 2017 BLET regional meetings

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The BLET National Division is pleased to announce the dates and locations of its 2017 regional meetings: June 5-9 in San Antonio, Texas; and August 14-18 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Geisler reelected General Chairman of UP-Eastern District GCA

Friday, September 09, 2016

Dave L. Geisler was reelected General Chairman of the Union Pacific-Eastern District General Committee of Adjustment at the GCA’s quadrennial meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, from August 9-11, 2016.

Make the most of your mental health and substance abuse care benefit by seeking care from United Behavioral Health network providers

Friday, September 09, 2016

We all have moments in our lives when we feel overwhelmed and stressed, and confiding in a family member or friend may help us through those difficult times. Once you make the decision to seek help, United Behavioral Health (UBH) is here 24/7 to assist with selecting a network provider with the right qualifications that will meet your particular needs.

Labor Day 2016

Friday, September 02, 2016

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President Labor Day is the American holiday that formally honors the nation’s working class, and informally marks the end of summer.

Four rail hazmat training classes available

Friday, September 02, 2016

The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is hosting four training sessions in the coming months. The dates are as follows: November 13-18, 2016; January 15-20, 2017; February 19-24, 2017; and March 19-24, 2017.

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