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Division 42 to host Town Hall meeting on April 16

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dave W. Grimes, Local Chairman of BLET Division 42 (St. Louis, Mo.) and Vice General Chairman of the Union Pacific-Central Region General Committee of Adjustment (St. Louis Hub), has asked the BLET National Division to make the following announcement:

Railroad Retirement Board to host informational conferences in 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board will host a series of informational conferences in April, May and June 2014. The dates and locations of additional conferences will be announced as that information is made available.

BLET Fighting to Protect Worker, Public Safety in Rulemaking

Friday, April 11, 2014

Dennis Pierce, National President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, a Division of the Teamsters Rail Conference, issued the following statement concerning the April 9 announcement by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) that the agency planned to issue a proposed rule regarding railroad industry crew size.

B.J. Trumble reelected Chairman of Michigan Legislative Board

Friday, April 11, 2014

B.J. Trumble was reelected by acclamation to his first full term as Chairman of the Michigan State Legislative Board at its Third Quadrennial meeting in Flint, Mich., on March 22.

Call to mobilize over Right-to-Work law in Missouri

Friday, April 04, 2014

The following is a message from Brian Kelley, BLET Missouri SLB Chairman concerning the Right-to-Work law in Missouri: URGENT ACTION REQUIRED FROM ALL BLET MEMBERS, THEIR FAMILIES, AND WORKING CLASS AMERICANS LIVING IN MISSIOURI.

BLET Job Bank: CN (former Wisconsin Central)

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The Canadian National Railway (CN) has contacted the BLET National Division to advise that the railroad is recruiting six certified locomotive engineers to work in its former Wisconsin Central territory out of Stevens Point, Wisc.

Savannah to host BLET for 87th annual SMA

Monday, March 24, 2014

Arrangements Chairman D.C. Dickey, Local Chairman of Division 646, his wife Patty, and the members of Division 646 are proud to host the 2014 Southeastern Meeting Association (SMA) annual convention at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Savannah, Ga.

Important change in eligibility for spouses under all plans under Group Policy GA-23111

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Cooperating Railway Labor Organizations (CRLO), Policy Sponsor, has made a decision to include same-sex spouses as Eligible Dependents under all plans under Group Policy GA-23111 (the “Policy”). The Policy provides coverage for certain retired and former railroad employees as well as their dependents and is administered by UnitedHealthcare. The change in eligibility for same-sex spouses is effective retroactive to January 1, 2014.

BLET’s Wyoming State Legislative Board announces scholarship program

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The BLET’s Wyoming State Legislative Board (WYSLB) has announced a scholarship program for the upcoming school year. The deadline is June 1, 2014.

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