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Ballots mailed in tentative BLET, CSXT agreement

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative contract agreement with CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT). BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce announced that ballots were mailed today to active members of the BLET employed by CSX Transportation who are eligible to vote in the ratification of this agreement.

BLET members to keep Health FSA plan for 2015

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen will keep their Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) through 2015 thanks to the level of participation in the money-saving plan.

Veterans Day 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President On behalf of the entire Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, I offer thanks to the millions of veterans and active-duty soldiers on Veterans Day. You are the protectors of the greatest nation on earth, and your sacrifices and devotion have preserved our way of life and our freedoms for generations.

Alan Holdcraft reelected BNSF (former ATSF) General Chairman

Thursday, November 06, 2014

J. Alan Holdcraft was reelected by acclamation to his second term as General Chairman of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (former ATSF) General Committee of Adjustment at the GCAís triennial meeting at Ballyís in Las Vegas, which concluded on October 24.

Hurry, Health FSA open enrollment ends November 1

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

As a reminder, open enrollment is currently running for the Health Flexible Spending Account Plan (FSA) and the deadline to register for the 2015 benefit year is November 1, 2014. The FSA Plan is available to BLET represented engineers working on participating railroads, and all train service employees of Texas Mexican Railway.

Teamsters offer disaster relief assistance in Michigan

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund is accepting applications for assistance from members who live in Michigan after severe storms and flooding caused major damage to homes and property from August 11-13, 2014.

Your vote counts

Thursday, October 23, 2014

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President For those of you who were in attendance at the BLETís Third National Convention earlier this month, you know that we talked a lot about this fallís 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 yearís 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.

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