Support grows for H.R. 1140, S.
BLE International President Edward Dubroski met with top GIA officers
this month at the BLE's National Legislative Offices in Washington, D.C.,
to coordinate lobbying efforts for the Railroad Retirement & Survivors'
Improvement Act of 2001.
President Dubroski met with GIA officers Mabel Grotzinger, GIA First
Vice-President, and Becky B. Schneider, GIA 2nd Vice-President & National
Target List on non-cosponsors
As this issue of The Locomotive Engineer Newsletter went to press on
May 15, there were 356 co-sponsors in the House and 60 in the Senate for
the Railroad Retirement and Survivors' Improvement Act of 2001.
Please review the following target list of the 40 Senators and 77 Representatives
who are still not supporting S. 697 and H.R. 1140, respectively. Members
can call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
138 years and going strong
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers marked its 138th anniversary
on May 8 in the midst of a four-year growth streak.
North America's senior labor organization, the BLE was founded as the
Brotherhood of the Footboard on May 8, 1863, in Marshall, Mich. Union leaders
changed the name of the organization one year later to the current title.