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Teamsters to join Black Friday protests at Walmart

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Teamsters nationwide are gearing up to join other union members in Black Friday protests against Walmart on November 28, and two new reports have come to light that expose the retailer’s unparalleled corporate greed.

GA-46000 Lifetime maximum adjusted for 2015

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The lifetime maximum benefit for the Railroad Employees National Early Retirement Major Medical Benefit (also known as ERMA or GA-46000) Plan will increase from $141,400 to $145,800 on January 1, 2015.

BLET members to vote on Letter of Agreement with BNSF

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen has reached a Letter of Agreement with the BNSF Railway that would provide a 3 percent general wage increase to approximately 7,500 locomotive engineers across the BNSF system.

Thank You!

Monday, November 24, 2014

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President September 29th of this year, our Brotherhood assembled for its Third National Convention as the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, a Division of the Teamsters Rail Conference. This was our third convention since the International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers merged with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, becoming the pioneer Division of the Teamsters Rail Conference. Prior to the merger, the BLE had convened 61 International Conventions, bringing our total number of International and National conventions to 64 since our founding in 1863.

BLET says FRA should reject SEPTA’s request for safety waiver

Monday, November 24, 2014

Citing SEPTA’s failure to follow its own scheduling procedures, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has asked the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to reject the transit agency’s request for an extended waiver of safety rules. The waiver would decrease the amount of rest time available for SEPTA’s locomotive engineers.

Ballots mailed in tentative BLET, CSXT agreement

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative contract agreement with CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT). BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce announced that ballots were mailed today to active members of the BLET employed by CSX Transportation who are eligible to vote in the ratification of this agreement.

BLET members to keep Health FSA plan for 2015

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen will keep their Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) through 2015 thanks to the level of participation in the money-saving plan.

Veterans Day 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President On behalf of the entire Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, I offer thanks to the millions of veterans and active-duty soldiers on Veterans Day. You are the protectors of the greatest nation on earth, and your sacrifices and devotion have preserved our way of life and our freedoms for generations.

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