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BLET Legislative Representatives meet in Washington

Friday, September 30, 2016

Legislative Representatives of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) met at Teamsters headquarters in Washington this week for training classes and to lobby House and Senate representatives about the need for two-person crews and other safety measures. The BLET Education and Training Department conducted the training classes.

Reminder: Health FSA open enrollment begins October 1

Friday, September 30, 2016

As a reminder, open enrollment for the Health Flexible Spending Account Plan (FSA) 2017 benefit year runs from October 1 through October 31, 2016. Members must enroll in the Health FSA every year — FSA enrollment is not automatic each year so interested members should act soon so they do not miss out on enrollment for the 2017 Plan Year.

Tyler Jones elected Kansas State Legislative Board Chairman

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Tyler G. Jones was elected by acclamation to his first full term as Chairman of the Kansas Legislative Board at its quadrennial meeting in Kansas City, Kan., held from September 12-13, 2016.

Lavery reelected to sixth term as Florida State Legislative Board Chairman

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Brother David S. Lavery was reelected by acclamation to his sixth term as Chairman of the Florida State Legislative Board at the Board’s quadrennial meeting in Tampa, Fla., on September 13, 2016.

BLET establishes Maryland State Legislative Board

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

On June 2, 2016, the newly established BLET Maryland State Legislative Board held its inaugural meeting in Frederick, Md., and Brother David M. Dinges of BLET Division 181 (Brunswick, Md.) was elected as the Board’s first Chairman.

BLET reaches two tentative agreements with Wheeling & Lake Erie

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached two tentative agreements with the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway (W&LE) — one for the craft of locomotive engineer and one for the craft of trainman. The proposed agreements govern work rules, rates of pay, and health & welfare issues for approximately 150 members (75 locomotive engineers and 75 trainmen).

BLET fights industry effort to reduce air brake inspections

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) is taking a stand against a rail industry effort to nearly double the distance freight trains can travel between mandatory air brake inspections.

Health FSA open enrollment for 2017 begins October 1

Friday, September 16, 2016

Open enrollment for the Health Flexible Spending Account Plan (FSA) 2017 benefit year runs from October 1 through October 31, 2016. Members must enroll in the Health FSA every year — FSA enrollment is not automatic each year so interested members should act soon so they do not miss out on enrollment for the 2017 Plan Year.

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