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Thursday, October 23, 2014

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President For those of you who were in attendance at the BLET’s Third National Convention earlier this month, you know that we talked a lot about this fall’s mid-term elections. Whether it was from our guest speakers like Teamster General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, or from a video message like the one from Senator Elizabeth Warren, the common thread that all of our speakers shared was the importance of this year’s election, both at the Federal level and at the State level.

President Pierce welcomes Aird, Kronyak to BLET National Division staff

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce today announced the hiring of Brothers Paul T. Aird and Matthew C. Kronyak to full time Special Representative positions with the BLET National Division. Their hiring becomes effective November 1, 2014.

Mark your calendars for 2015 BLET regional meetings

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The BLET National Division is pleased to announce the dates and locations of the four regional meetings for 2015.

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.

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