1370 Ontario St. - Mezzanine, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Secretary-Treasurers
Information
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

Day of Action planned for Wednesday, January 30

CLEVELAND, January 25 All BLET members are being urged to participate in a Day of Action on Wednesday, January 30, to let Congress know that we do not support cuts to Railroad Retirement, Social Security, Medicare and education.

Millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations have hired an army of lobbyists to invade Capitol Hill and persuade Congress to make cuts to these important parts of our social fabric, while keeping tax breaks for the rich and corporate America. We may not have their army of lobbyists, but we do have a coalition of Teamsters and other groups across America that are mobilizing our own grassroots army to stop these draconian cuts that only benefit the top 1% of Americans.

On Wednesday, January 30, events are being held across America to let Congress know loud and clear that we will not stand for cuts to the earned benefits of all Americans and that it is time for the wealthy and corporations to pay their fair share.

The BLET National Division is urging Divisions, the BLET Auxiliary, General Committees of Adjustment and State Legislative Boards to participate in this January 30 Day of Action and to make your active and retired members aware as well. To find an event happening in your area, please go towww.americawantstowork.org. Please check back often as events are continually being added as they are finalized.

If your Division, Auxiliary, GCA or SLB plans to participate in one of these events, please let the Teamsters Department of Field & Political Action know by calling (202) 624-6993. Rally signs are available for your use.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Field and Political Action at (202) 624-6993 for more information.

Friday, January 25, 2013
bentley@ble-t.org

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

© 1997-2015 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Safety Task Force Hotline
800-306-5414

Decertification Helpline
800-393-2716

DAILY HEADLINES

Teamster Nation: Get the latest updates in the War on Workers
Sen. Bernie Sanders calls for $1 trillion investment in nation's infrastructure
Senate commerce committee addressed freight rail issues at Wednesday hearing
Agriculture's discussion of rail service issues continues at Senate hearing
Surface transportation bill a hot topic at Senate public works committee hearing
Chair Bill Shuster announces House T&I subcommittee assignments
The Kochs put a price on 2016: $889 million
NMB: Labor-management cooperation at the heart of government effort to bring efficiency to arbitration system
AAR: Railroads report weekly rail traffic for week ending January 24
UP train hit veterans parade float 39 inches from end of trailer
Canada's Transportation Safety Board concerned with government response to Lac-Megantic rail disaster
New York area mass transit mostly back to normal after snowstorm
Amtrak to spend $12 million to rehab Chicago's Union Station
DOT should get moving on oil train safety rules, Washington's Senator says
Bakken crude rolls over Ohio rails
E.H. Harriman put bankrupt railroads on track
RRB announces Spring 2015 dates for informational conferences and new pre-retirement seminars
Railroad Retirement spouse benefits

More Headlines


Enter your e-mail address to receive BLET news updates.

Subscribe  Unsubscribe