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2014 BLET Third National Convention hotel deadline extended to August 26

Friday, August 22, 2014

Delegates and guests now have until 5 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 in order to make hotel reservations for the BLETís Third National Convention at the guaranteed $99 special convention rate.

BLET Safety Task Force investigating after BLET member killed in Union Pacific accident at Hoxie, Ark.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The BLET Safety Task Force has been dispatched to assist the National Transportation Safety Board with the investigation of a fatal head-on collision near Hoxie, Ark. Two train crew members were killed and two others injured when two Union Pacific trains collided at approximately 3 a.m. on August 17.

Hotel deadline of August 21 for 2014 BLET Third National Convention is fast approaching

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Delegates and guests have just two more days to make hotel reservations for the BLETís Third National Convention at the guaranteed $99 special convention rate. As a reminder, room reservations must be made by 5 p.m. PDT on Thursday, August 21, 2014 in order to lock in this special rate.

Fund established to help family of BLET member who is in intensive care

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

BLET member Jared W. McNew is in a fight for his life. The 40-year-old Local Chairman of Division 130 (Kansas City, Kan.) was involved in a motorcycle crash and has been in intensive care for over three weeks. He sustained a number of critical injuries and has endured several surgeries since.

Eric R. Bunch, Division 75 Local Chairman, 1976-2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

The BLET National Division extends deepest sympathies to the family of Eric R. Bunch, a BNSF locomotive engineer and Local Chairman of BLET Division 75 (Kansas City, Mo.), who died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest on July 24, 2014. He was 38 years old.

BLET families win 14 Hoffa scholarships for 2014-15 school year

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fourteen BLET families were winners of scholarships from the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund for the 2014-15 academic year, including three top level $10,000 recipients.

BLET organizes Illinois Railway short line workers

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) scored a short line organizing victory last week as a majority of workers at Illinois Railway voted to make the BLET their designated collective bargaining representative.

Teamsters announce Hoffa Scholarship essay contest

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has announced the topic for this yearís Essay Contest: ďThe vast majority of union members make more than the minimum wage. Why should Teamsters care what the minimum wage is?Ē

BLET Job Bank: CN (Wisconsin Central)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Canadian National Railway (CN) has contacted the BLET National Division to advise that the railroad is recruiting 18 certified locomotive engineers for positions throughout its former Wisconsin Central territory.

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