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BLET members ratify contract with CSXT

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

By a ratio of better than 2-to-1, members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT).

BLET and SMART–TD, four other unions to bargain together

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Top leaders of the Transportation Division of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART–TD) and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) announced today that their organizations will be participating with four other rail unions in coordinated bargaining in the upcoming round of national negotiations.

BLET Division 34 adopts two families for the holidays

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

For the 10th year in a row, the members of BLET Division 34 (Columbus, Ohio) are generously sharing their good fortune and helping those in need through their annual Adopt-A-Family program.

BLET mourns the loss of former General Chairman Steve Bratka

Thursday, December 11, 2014

It is with great sadness that the BLET National Division announces the passing of former General Chairman Steven J. Bratka, 65, who passed away on December 7, 2014, following a battle with cancer. He was a member of the BLET for more than 40 years.

Announcement of verified results of BLET National Division Officers election

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

As prescribed by the Rules for the 2014 BLET National Division Officers Election, National Secretary-Treasurer William C. Walpert yesterday released the verified results of the 2014 BLET National Division Officers election. A total of 26 National Division Officers and Alternates were chosen in the election and all were elected by acclamation. Four-year terms of office will begin on January 1, 2015.

Thanksgiving 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President: As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I would like to express my thanks to all BLET members, officers and staff for their hard work and dedication throughout 2014.

Teamsters to join Black Friday protests at Walmart

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Teamsters nationwide are gearing up to join other union members in Black Friday protests against Walmart on November 28, and two new reports have come to light that expose the retailer’s unparalleled corporate greed.

GA-46000 Lifetime maximum adjusted for 2015

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The lifetime maximum benefit for the Railroad Employees National Early Retirement Major Medical Benefit (also known as ERMA or GA-46000) Plan will increase from $141,400 to $145,800 on January 1, 2015.

BLET members to vote on Letter of Agreement with BNSF

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen has reached a Letter of Agreement with the BNSF Railway that would provide a 3 percent general wage increase to approximately 7,500 locomotive engineers across the BNSF system.

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