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2014 BLET Third National Convention hotel deadline extended to September 3

Friday, August 29, 2014

Delegates and guests now have until 5 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in order to make hotel reservations for the BLET’s Third National Convention at the guaranteed $99 special convention rate. There will be no further deadline extensions after September 3.

Labor Day 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President Labor Day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It is an annual national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our nation.

In the line of duty: Chance J. Gober

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Chance Jason Gober, 40, a member of BLET Division 182 (North Little Rock, Ark.), was killed in the line of duty on August 17, 2014.

Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance benefits under BLET National Agreement

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Active and retired railroad employees covered under The Railroad Employees’ National Health and Welfare Plan may be eligible for Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) benefits from MetLife.

BLET to conduct Advanced Local Chairman workshop, November 2-7, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The BLET Education & Training Department, in conjunction with the BLET Arbitration Department, is proud to host an Advanced Local Chairman Workshop at the new BLET Training Center in Cleveland from November 2-7, 2014.

2014 BLET Third National Convention hotel deadline extended to August 29

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Delegates and guests now have until 5 p.m. PDT on Friday, August 29, 2014 in order to make hotel reservations for the BLET’s Third National Convention at the guaranteed $99 special convention rate.

Rail Hazmat Chemical/Emergency Response Training Programs for 2014-15

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is hosting five HazMat/Chemical Emergency Response Training Programs in 2014 and 2015.

Rail hazmat ''train the trainer'' courses planned for 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program plans to offer three "train the trainer" workshops this year. The program prides itself on providing the most valuable worker safety training available, and these “train the trainer” classes are widely popular and successful because most of the course curriculum is delivered by peer trainers.

BLET to host Secretary-Treasurer Class in October 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

The BLET’s Education and Training Department is hosting an expanded Secretary-Treasurer Training Class in Cleveland from October 13-17, 2014.

Notice to members planning to attend upcoming SWCM in St. Louis

Monday, August 25, 2014

Brother Dave Grimes, Local Chairman of BLET Division 42 (St. Louis) and host chairman of the 2014 Southwestern Convention Meeting, reports that the St. Louis Hilton at the Ball Park is sold out for the upcoming SWCM.

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