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BLET to host Secretary-Treasurer Class in December 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

The BLET’s Education and Training Department is hosting an expanded Secretary-Treasurer Training Class at its new Training Center in Cleveland from December 15-18, 2014.

New Jersey economic group backs two-person train crews

Friday, October 17, 2014

A leading economic group in the state of New Jersey, comprised of labor and business leaders, is supporting national legislation that would mandate two-person train crews throughout the United States.

Memorial service to be held for son of Alabama SLBC M.D. Frank

Friday, October 17, 2014

David “Ryan” Frank, the son of BLET Alabama State Legislative Board Chairman M.D. Frank, passed away on October 4, 2014. Ryan Frank was 31 years old.

Brian J. Farkas elected chairman of Indiana State Legislative Board

Friday, October 17, 2014

Brian J. Farkas was elected by acclamation to serve as Chairman of the Indiana State Legislative Board at its quadrennial meeting in Indianapolis, October 8-9, 2014.

Railroad unemployment and sickness benefits will slightly decrease under adjusted sequestration rate

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Beginning October 1, 2014, the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will reduce railroad unemployment and sickness insurance benefits by 7.3 percent, up from the current 7.2 percent reduction, due to federal budget cuts first implemented in March 2013.

Division 523 collecting donations for member who needs kidney transplant

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The members of BLET Division 523 are soliciting donations for retired member Jerry D. Cloke, who is in need of a kidney transplant.

After 5 years of talks, Locomotive Engineers reach agreement with SEPTA

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen – Division 71, representing 200 rail engineers at SEPTA, announced today a tentative agreement for a new 5-year contract with the transit agency that will cover workers through July 2015.

Open enrollment begins November 1, 2014 for the BLET Short Term Disability Plan – Important Changes and Enhancements to Plan B Coverage

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Open Enrollment for 2015 under the BLET’s Short Term Disability insurance plan begins on November 1, 2014 and runs through December 15, 2014.

BLET delegates back two-person train crews on final day of Third National Convention

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Delegates today adopted a resolution pledging the BLET’s unwavering support for two-person train crews during the final day of the union’s Third National Convention.

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