C O N T E N T S

Page 1
BLE rallies for safety on BNSF to protest Availability Policy
New amendment would reduce Hours of Service
Senate bill offers hope to end Surface Transportation Boards "cram down"

Page 2, Legislative Update
NTSB looks for answers in fatal Amtrak wreck in Bourbonnais
DC Feedback -- FRA has no clear regulations regarding "minimum sight distance"

Page 3
BLE Editorial: UTU should heed advice of its former president
Some BLE members impacted by UTU health & welfare plan
UTU propaganda machine ignores facts
Locomotive Engineers in favor of solidarity

Page 4
EUMA convention a chocolate lover's dream
Photo recap of 1999 EUMA
1999 EUMA scholarship winners

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EUMA convention a chocolate lover's dream
Photo recap of 1999 EUMA
Page 6
UK engineers visit BLE headquarters
AFL-CIO adopts stronger "no raiding" sanctions, penalties
BLE ID extends hours of operations
ATDD General Assembly begins October 18 in Las Vegas
Sample Section 6 Notices issued to General Chairmen

Page 7
Rail Labor gets TRO to stop MBTA
BLE publications recognized five times for excellence
Dubroski announces Public Relations staff changes

Page 8
Rail labor joins Teamsters struggle with Overnite
Amplification
BLE Calendar
Advisory Board activity reports

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