Yes to IBT!
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers is continuing to host a series
of Town Hall Meetings regarding the proposed merger with the International
Brotherhood Teamsters as ballots were mailed on October 20.
Joint statement by President Hahs,
"By overwhelmingly approving a merger with the IBT, members of the
BLE will now share in the strength of the Teamsters while maintaining their
autonomy and proud traditions. Our two great unions are now united in building
on our strong legacies, and creating an even more powerful future for transportation
Yes to national contract!
By a 62% majority, BLE members approved a new collective bargaining agreement
with the nation's railroads on December 16.
An alternative compensation package was also ratified by a 60 percent
majority of members who work for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.
BLE, Tex Mex sign landmark remote
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers has reached a landmark contract
agreement with the Texas-Mexican Railway that allows for the safe implementation
of remote control operations and provides major pay raises.