BLET calls for corporate reform
Roughly 19 million shares (9.5% of voting shares) were cast in support
of a Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) shareholder
proposal at the Union Pacific Corporation's annual shareholders meeting
in Salt Lake City in mid-April.
BLET lauds Congressman Capuano
for support of railroad safety, security
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), a division
of the Teamsters Rail Conference, applauded Congressman Mike Capuano (D-MA)
for making a statement of record in support of improved railroad safety
and security measures regarding remote control locomotives.
BLET continues fight for remote
Leadership of the United Transportation Union reinforced their reputation
as a "company union" by jointly lobbying with rail carriers to
block the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen's (BLET) efforts
to improve the safety and security of remote control train operations.
SOFA group issues safety statistics;
126 switching deaths sincw 1992
The tragic March 11 terrorist attack in Madrid on commuter rail lines
must serve as a wake-up call to the United States regarding railroad security.
The railroads are not only potentially dangerous to the traveling public
but also to communities across the country. Our nation's railroads, the
largest carriers of hazardous materials, continue to route through-shipments
of highly hazardous industrial chemical cargoes, such as liquefied chlorine,
through dense urban cores of even the most vulnerable and visible High Threat