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Thousands of union members to protest EPA proposal at rally and march in Pittsburgh on July 31

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Thousands of members of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) will be joined by electrical workers, boilermakers, railroad workers, utility workers and others at a rally and march in downtown Pittsburgh on July 31. The union workers are protesting the Environmental Protection Agencyís (EPA) proposed rule limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing sources.

Important deadline for 2014 BLET Third National Convention

Friday, July 25, 2014

Delegates, visitors and other guests planning to attend the Third National Convention of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) later this year are advised that hotel reservations must be made by 5 p.m. PDT on August 21, 2014. Also, delegates and BLET Secretary-Treasurers are reminded that credentials must be signed and returned to the National Division no later than Friday, August 1, 2014.

St. Louis to host BLET for 79th annual SWCM

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen will convene in St. Louis for the 79th annual Southwestern Convention Meeting (SWCM), September 7-11, 2014.

Protecting two-person crews is still our goal

Monday, July 21, 2014

(The following is a statement by Dennis R. Pierce, National President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), regarding recent media reports concerning a tentative contract agreement that would open the door to single-person train operations along portions of the BNSF Railway.)

BLET Legislative Reps meet for training

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), a division of the Teamsters Rail Conference, held a series of training classes for state legislative representatives at the Teamsters headquarters in Washington, D.C., last week.

Joint statement of BLET, IBEW regarding PEB recommendations at SEPTA

Friday, July 18, 2014

The following is a joint statement issued by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) System Council No. 7 regarding the recommendations of Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) 246 in the unionsí contract dispute with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).

BLET to open new Education & Training Center

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen is proud to announce the opening of its state-of-the-art Education & Training Center. Located at BLET National Division headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, the new facility will host its first class on July 21, 2014 ó a workshop for BLET General Chairman.

MetLife provides grief counseling resources for comfort and support

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Facing a loss is never easy, and how you cope and grieve is very personal. No matter the circumstances, whether itís a death, an illness, a divorce, or even a child leaving home, there are resources that can help.

BLETís Southeastern General Chairmen elect officers

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The BLETís Southeastern General Chairmenís Association held its annual meeting to conduct business and elect officers in Savannah, Ga., on June 18.

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