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Celebration of life planned for late BLET member Alex Sassman

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A memorial barbecue and safety feed in honor of late BLET member Alex Sassman, Division 692 (Tracy, Calif.), will be held on March 31, 2015, at the Engineering Parking Lot, 9451 Atkinson St., Roseville, CA 95747.

BLET urges Senators to oppose PTC extension

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) announced today that it strongly opposes S. 650, the Railroad Safety and Positive Train Control Extension Act, which is expected to be voted on in the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation within hours.

In the Line of Duty: Alexander T. Sassman

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Alexander T. Sassman, a member of BLET Division 692 (Tracy, Calif.), was killed in an on-duty motor vehicle accident near Fairfield, Calif., on March 16, 2015.

BLET purchases new headquarters building

Friday, March 20, 2015

The National Division of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen has purchased a new headquarters building in the Cleveland suburb of Independence, Ohio. The new location fulfills the BLET Bylaws requirement that the National Division headquarters be located in the greater Cleveland area.

An important deadline and message about the BLETís MetLife Part B Occupational Disability Plan

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

An important deadline is coming up on March 31, 2015, for those members currently participating in the BLETís MetLife Part B Occupational Disability Plan ("Part B Plan").

Healthcare sweepstakes offers chance to get healthy, win prizes

Friday, March 06, 2015

United Healthcare is offering a sweepstakes campaign to eligible BLET members and covered dependents to raise awareness of its wellness coaching programs. Quarterly drawings include Visa gift cards ranging in value from $25-$500 (200 winners per quarter).

Highmark update: Members affected by Anthem data breach to receive letter

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is advising the BLET National Division and its members of steps being taken in the aftermath of the Anthem data breach.

In the Line of Duty: Metrolink locomotive engineer Glenn W. Steele

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

BLET member Glenn W. Steele, 62, has passed away due to traumatic injuries suffered in a Metrolink collision on February 24, 2015.

Fund established to help BLET member critically injured in Metrolink crash

Monday, March 02, 2015

BLET Division 20 (Los Angeles) has established an assistance fund for Brother Glen W. Steele and his family through GoFundMe.com.

RRB announces Spring 2015 dates for informational conferences and new pre-retirement seminars

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced a schedule of dates for the agencyís spring 2015 Informational Conferences and Pre-Retirement Seminars.

Locomotive engineer critically injured in Metrolink derailment; BLET Safety Task Force investigating

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The BLET Safety Task Force has been dispatched to assist the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) with the investigation of a collision involving a Metrolink passenger train and a motor vehicle in Oxnard, Calif.

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