Registration open for BLET’s Nashville regional meeting, August 2-6, 2021
Friday, May 7, 2021
The BLET is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its second regional meeting of 2021, which will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, August 2-6, 2021. CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 protocols will be strictly enforced to protect the health and safety of everyone in attendance.
BLET to mark 158th anniversary on May 8
Thursday, May 6, 2021
On May 8, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) will mark its 158th anniversary. The union was founded as the Brotherhood of the Footboard on May 8, 1863. In 1864, the union changed its name to Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE), the name it retained for 140 years until merging with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on January 1, 2004, when it became the BLET. The BLET is the oldest labor union in the Western Hemisphere.
Two online hazmat training classes for rail workers available in May
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is offering two virtual class in May: a Disaster Recovery/Response Course; and a DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety and Security Course.
Registration open for BLET’s Austin regional meeting, July 12-16, 2021
Friday, April 30, 2021
The BLET is pleased to announce the resumption of its regional meeting program with a meeting in Austin, Texas, July 12-16, 2021. CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 protocols will be strictly enforced to protect the health and safety of everyone in attendance.
C. George Hainsworth, former BLE Canadian Director, 1928-2021
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Charles George Hainsworth, who served the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE) as Canadian Director, International Vice President and National Legislative Representative-Canada, passed away peacefully at his home on April 1, 2021, with family by his side. He was 92 years old.
Workers’ Memorial Day 2021
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President Workers’ Memorial Day is a time for all workers to remember and honor those who have lost their lives in the workplace, and to stand up to protect those on the job today.
BLET, New Jersey Transit contract talks in federal mediation
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), a Division of the Teamsters Rail Conference, is being assisted by a federal mediator from the National Mediation Board (NMB) in contract negotiations with the New Jersey Transit (NJT), pursuant to Section 5, First, of the Railway Labor Act.
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