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Kertesz reelected at Pennsylvania State Legislative Board meeting

Friday, September 19, 2014

Chairman Ken Kertesz was reelected by acclamation to his fourth term at the Pennsylvania State Legislative Board’s quadrennial meeting in Hershey, Pa., from September 13-15, 2014.

UP General Chairman Bill Hannah reelected by acclamation

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Brother D.W. “Bill” Hannah was reelected by acclamation to his fifth term as General Chairman of the Union Pacific-Western Lines General Committee of Adjustment at quadrennial meetings in San Diego, Calif., on September 16, 2014.

Piekarski reelected by acclamation in Illinois

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Paul S. Piekarski was reelected by acclamation for the third time, his second full term as Chairman of the Illinois State Legislative Board, at a quadrennial meeting held in St. Louis, Mo., September 8-9, 2014.

Voting for two person train crews

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President Your choices at the ballot box will go a long way toward protecting crew size.

BLET’s 79th annual Southwestern Convention Meeting begins in St. Louis

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

More than 350 members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen convened here today for opening ceremonies of the 79th annual Southwestern Convention Meeting (SWCM).

John Edgar Thomson Foundation provides financial assistance to daughters of deceased railroaders

Friday, September 05, 2014

The John Edgar Thomson Foundation, a nationally recognized non-profit organization, provides limited financial assistance to daughters of deceased railroad employees.

New Division monthly trustee audit report and process available

Friday, September 05, 2014

The National Division has revised the monthly trustee audit report form and audit process in order to streamline the monthly audit procedure. Under the revised process, the Division Secretary-Treasurer will provide the information contained on the monthly trustee audit report, which will then be reviewed and verified by the Division’s Trustees as required by Section 1(a) – National Division Rules of the BLET Bylaws.

Bryan Aldridge reelected by acclamation in Kentucky

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Bryan T. Aldridge was reelected by acclamation to his second full term as Chairman of the Kentucky State Legislative Board at quadrennial meetings in Newport, Ky., August 12-13, 2014.

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.

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