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Volume 15 - Number 6
June 2001

News and notes from BLE State Legislative Boards

Legislative Update

NASLBC concludes annual meeting in Austin

BLE delegates attend Montana AFL-CIO convention

McCann elected Vice-Chairman of Rail Labor Division, TTD

International Western Convention photo recap

International Western Convention photo recap

New benefit year for unemployment, sickness benefits

RRB issuing statements of service

Revised COLA payments for 2001

BLE General Committee establishes new headquarters after tornado

Advisory Board May Activity

Calendar & Events

 

BLE Advisory Board reconsiders resolution that ended unification talks with UTU

At a special meeting of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE) Advisory Board held in Cleveland on June 11, a resolution was passed that opens the possibility of renewing unification talks with the United Transportation Union (UTU) contingent on both unions immediately stopping all solicitation of each others members.

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Senate switch may help S. 697

The Railroad Retirement and Survivors' Improvement Act of 2001 (H.R. 1140, S. 697) continues to garner support, and receive further support from an unlikely mid-year switch of power to the Democrats in the Senate.

Not only is the bill continuing to gain cosponsors in the U.S. Senate, its passage has been urged by many state legislatures around the country.

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BLE announces formation of Retired Members Association

At the International Western Convention held in Denver, BLE International President Edward Dubroski on May 31 announced the formation of the union's Retired Members Association (RMA).

"The Retired Members Association will provide retired BLE members an organized voice on the key issues of the day, and will work with the AFL-CIO and its new Alliance of Retired Americans," said Dubroski. "But, most importantly, the BLE Retired Members' Association will be composed of, by and for retired BLE members."

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BLE member wins Hammond safety award

At the International Western Convention held in Denver, BLE International President Edward Dubroski on May 31 announced the formation of the union's Retired Members Association (RMA).

"The Retired Members Association will provide retired BLE members an organized voice on the key issues of the day, and will work with the AFL-CIO and its new Alliance of Retired Americans," said Dubroski. "But, most importantly, the BLE Retired Members' Association will be composed of, by and for retired BLE members."

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