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Fransen appointed Coordinator of BLET Safety Task Force

Monday, November 18, 2019

BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce has announced that Brian Fransen will begin serving the National Division as Coordinator of the BLET Safety Task Force (STF), effective immediately, following the retirement of long-serving Coordinator Carl W. Fields. President Pierce also announced the appointment of Bryan Aldridge to the position of Assistant Coordinator.

BLET salutes Carl Fields upon retirement

Monday, November 18, 2019

Brother Carl W. Fields, who served the BLET Safety Task Force for more than 25 years, retired effective October 17, 2019. His railroad career spanned more than 41 years with the Norfolk & Western Railroad and the Indiana Harbor Belt.

Veterans Day 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National PresidentOn Veterans Day, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen wants all of our veterans to know how grateful we are for your service to our Nation. We thank you for your contributions and sacrifices, which have made our country free and strong.

BLET members ratify new contracts with TASI, Louisville & Indiana

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen have ratified two new contracts in recent weeks: one with Transit America Services Inc. (TASI) for Caltrain engineers, and one with the Louisville & Indiana Railroad (LIRC).

BLET reaches tentative agreement with Indiana Rail Road

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative agreement with the Indiana Rail Road (INRD). Ballots were mailed today to active members of the BLET employed by INRD who are eligible to vote in the ratification of this agreement.

Save the date: 2020 BLET regional meetings

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The BLET National Division is pleased to announce the dates and locations of its 2020 regional meetings: June 22-26 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and August 17-21 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Rail Chiefs announce formation of Coordinated Bargaining Coalition

Friday, November 1, 2019

Top leaders of 10 rail unions announced today that their organizations will be participating in coordinated bargaining in the round of national negotiations that began on November 1, 2019.

Former BLE General Chairman Morris Royal, 1921-2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Former BLE General Chairman Morris Royal Sr. passed away on October 29, 2019. He was 97 years old.

Rail hazmat training for Albuquerque-area workers

Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is hosting Rail Hazmat Chemical/Emergency Response and OSHA Awareness Training Programs from November 6-10, 2019, in Albuquerque, N.M. Attendance is only open to railroad employees within 250 miles of Albuquerque and the surrounding Native American community.

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