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Protecting two-person crews is still our goal

Monday, July 21, 2014

(The following is a statement by Dennis R. Pierce, National President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), regarding recent media reports concerning a tentative contract agreement that would open the door to single-person train operations along portions of the BNSF Railway.)

BLET Legislative Reps meet for training

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), a division of the Teamsters Rail Conference, held a series of training classes for state legislative representatives at the Teamsters headquarters in Washington, D.C., last week.

Joint statement of BLET, IBEW regarding PEB recommendations at SEPTA

Friday, July 18, 2014

The following is a joint statement issued by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) System Council No. 7 regarding the recommendations of Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) 246 in the unionsí contract dispute with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).

BLET to open new Education & Training Center

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen is proud to announce the opening of its state-of-the-art Education & Training Center. Located at BLET National Division headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, the new facility will host its first class on July 21, 2014 ó a workshop for BLET General Chairman.

MetLife provides grief counseling resources for comfort and support

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Facing a loss is never easy, and how you cope and grieve is very personal. No matter the circumstances, whether itís a death, an illness, a divorce, or even a child leaving home, there are resources that can help.

BLETís Southeastern General Chairmen elect officers

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The BLETís Southeastern General Chairmenís Association held its annual meeting to conduct business and elect officers in Savannah, Ga., on June 18.

Reminder: Space remains for upcoming General Chairman, Local Chairman workshops

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The BLET Education and Training Department reminds all BLET officers that space remains for upcoming General Chairman and Local Chairman workshops. Both workshops will be held in Cleveland, Ohio.

BLET mourns loss of National Division staff accountant Denise Sears

Friday, July 11, 2014

The National Division is saddened to announce the passing of our colleague, staff accountant Denise Sears following a long battle with illness on July 3, 2014. She was 60 years old.

National Division launches 2014 convention website

Friday, July 11, 2014

The BLET National Division has launched a new website ó www.ble-t.org/convention ó to provide key information to delegates, vendors and guests attending the unionís Third National Convention coming up in late September 2014.

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