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Tell Congress: Don’t Tax Our Benefits!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The new health care bill is expected to come to a vote on the House Floor on Thursday, March 23. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, in conjunction with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, is asking all members to distribute the following flier to let Congress know that the so-called “Cadillac tax” is unfair and unacceptable.

The Benefits of Belonging

Thursday, March 16, 2017

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President On May 8, 2017, we will mark our great Brotherhood’s 154th anniversary. Many things have changed since that time, but one of our primary responsibilities remains the same as it was when our Union was founded on May 8, 1863 — to protect and defend the jobs of our members.

Registration open for BLET’s Myrtle Beach regional meeting

Friday, March 10, 2017

Registration is now open for the BLET regional meeting at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, August 14-18, 2017.

Teamsters: AHCA must repeal, not delay, the ‘Cadillac tax’

Thursday, March 09, 2017

All BLET members, families and friends are asked to please contact their House of Representatives Member and Senators to let them know that you are strongly opposed to the retention of the “Cadillac tax” in the new legislation known as the “American Health Care Act” (AHCA).

BLET to conduct Legislative Representatives class in July

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The BLET Education & Training Department, in conjunction with the National Legislative Office and the National Association of State Legislative Board Chairmen (NASLBC), will conduct a class for BLET Division Legislative Representatives in Washington, D.C., from July 25-27, 2017.

Help support high-speed rail and American jobs

Monday, March 06, 2017

The BLET National Division is requesting that all members, their families and friends take the time to support railroaders in California — and American manufacturing and infrastructure workers across multiple states — by signing the White House petition below.

BLET members urged to contact Congress to oppose national right-to-work

Monday, February 27, 2017

Along with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) strongly opposes so-called “right-to-work” legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress on January 31, and the National Division is urging all union members and their families to contact Congress to express their opposition to this destructive anti-union/anti-worker bill.

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