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Volume 20 - Number 8
August 2006

VP Tolman testifies on human factors incidents

Why you should be a regular contributor to BLET-PAC

President Hahs welcomes Doug Davidson to Arbitration staff

Rate tables effective July 1, 2006

Rail Conferences reaches out to first responders

BLET receives heartfelt 'thank you' from family of Eddie Sanchez

Rail Conference elects leadership

BLET staffer Chuck Anderson: Remember the power of prayer

BLET members approve 'one member, one vote' initiative

A message from IBT General President Jim Hoffa

Advisory Board July 2006 Activity

Calendar & Events

 

CSX: 'Wrong way' on discipline

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and the United Transportation Union have told CSX CEO Michael Ward to stop the "targeted selective stalking, harassment and intimidation of its train and engine service crews."

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BLET, SEPTA reach five-year tentative deal

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative five-year contract agreement for its 195 members who work for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).

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Children of BLET members win top Hoffa scholarships

The BLET congratulates six of its members' children for winning scholarships from the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund. Two of these winners, Christine Haas and Elspeth Sawyer, earned $10,000 scholarships.

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FRA slaps BNSF on PTC safety

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has slammed the credibility of BNSF Railway's positive train control pilot projects, citing inconsistencies in BNSF's safety plan. The agency also complained that descriptive language explaining the railroad's compliance with FRA safety requirements was written in broad generalities that disguise numerous defects.

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