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Registration continues for BLET’s Myrtle Beach regional meeting

Monday, May 22, 2017

Registration continues for the BLET regional meeting at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, August 14-18, 2017. The meeting will offer numerous training classes for members and will provide them with the opportunity to hear reports from the Brotherhood’s top National Division officers.

Amtrak General Chairman Mark Kenny reelected by acclamation

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mark B. Kenny was reelected by acclamation to his sixth term as General Chairman at the Amtrak General Committee of Adjustment’s fourth quadrennial meeting held in San Diego, CA from May 9-12, 2017.

Lyons reelected General Chairman of CSX-Northern Lines GCA

Monday, May 15, 2017

William P. Lyons was reelected by acclamation to the office of General Chairman of the CSX-Northern Lines General Committee of Adjustment at its quadrennial meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa., that began on May 9, 2017.

BLET reaches tentative agreement with Indiana and Ohio Railway

Friday, May 12, 2017

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 marks 154th anniversary today

Monday, May 08, 2017

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) proudly marks its 154th anniversary today. 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. The BLET is the oldest labor union in the Western Hemisphere.

This is your union, and it is strongest when you are involved

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President I believe in the union movement, and honestly believe that we are at our strongest when we convince more and more members to get involved in their union by taking an interest in our shared future.

Division 32 seeks donations for family of fallen Brother

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Suddenly and tragically, a member of the BLET has passed away and left behind a wife and two young children. Brian J. Cadore, age 32, was member of BLET Division 32 (Aurora, Ill.), and the members of his Division are asking BLET members to make a charitable donation to help support his family.

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