Teamsters offer disaster relief assistance in Texas
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund is offering assistance to members living in Texas after severe storms and flooding caused major damage to homes and property from April 17-24, 2016.
Collier Appointed as Assistant to BLET NST, Director of the Accounting Department
Monday, May 23, 2016
Dennis R. Pierce, National President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has announced the appointment of Mike Collier to the position of Assistant to the National Secretary-Treasurer and Director of the Accounting Department, effective June 1, 2016.
Fannon elected General Chairman of NS-Eastern Lines
Friday, May 20, 2016
Brother L.R. (Randy) Fannon was elected by acclamation to the office of General Chairman at the quadrennial meeting of the Norfolk Southern-Eastern Lines General Committee of Adjustment, May 16-18, 2016, in Roanoke, Va.
BLET to conduct Legislative Representatives class in September
Thursday, May 19, 2016
The BLET Education & Training Department, in conjunction with the National Legislative Office, will conduct a class for BLET Division Legislative Representatives in Washington, D.C., from September 25-29, 2016.
Pierce: PTC, two-person crews will help make rail industry safer
Thursday, May 19, 2016
By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President On May 17, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued its findings regarding the catastrophic 2015 wreck of Amtrak train 188 in Philadelphia. Two key safety issues of importance to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) were addressed by NTSB.
Registration open for BLET’s Long Beach regional meeting
Monday, May 16, 2016
Registration is now open for the BLET regional meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, Calif., August 22-25, 2016.
UP-SR General Chairman Warren Dent elected to third term
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
General Chairman J. Warren Dent, Jr. was reelected by acclamation to his third term of office at the Union Pacific-Southern Region (UP-SR) General Committee of Adjustment (GCA) meeting in Fort Worth, Texas, held from May 1-3, 2016.
BLET supports striking Verizon workers in National Day of Action
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
May 5 was a National Day of Action for the striking Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) in their struggle against Verizon. Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) showed solidarity by participating in a Day of Action event in Washington, D.C.
Two person crews are the safest
Monday, May 09, 2016
By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President The industry’s generations old “swap technologies for jobs” model must be retired, for the sake of railroad worker and public safety.
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