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Thanksgiving 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President On the occasion of Thanksgiving, we have many blessings to be thankful for — our families, our homes, and never to be overlooked, the men and women in uniform who place their lives at risk to protect the freedoms we enjoy. In addition to these most-important things, I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to each and every member of our proud Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen. You are indeed what makes our organization the leading Rail Labor union in the United States.

GA-46000 Lifetime maximum adjusted for 2016

Friday, November 20, 2015

The lifetime maximum benefit for the Railroad Employees National Early Retirement Major Medical Benefit (also known as ERMA or GA-46000) Plan will increase from $145,800 to $151,600 on January 1, 2016.

BLET to conduct LM-2 Secretary-Treasurer workshop in early 2016

Friday, November 13, 2015

Early next year, the BLET Education and Training Department will conduct a workshop for all Secretary-Treasurers who file LM-2 reports for their General Committee of Adjustment (GCA), Division or State Legislative Board. The workshop will be held in Long Beach, Calif., from February 8-11, 2016.

Veterans Day 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President For more than 152 years — from the Civil War, World Wars I and II to Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and, most recently, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen has proudly welcomed our fighting men and women home, and back to work. And on this Veterans Day, the BLET wants all of our veterans to know how thankful we are for your service to our nation.

BLET members to keep Health FSA plan for 2016

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen will keep their Health Flexible Spending Accounts (Health FSA) through 2016 thanks to an increased level of participation in this money-saving plan.

BLET reaches tentative agreement with DM&E Railway

Friday, October 30, 2015

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative contract with the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railway (DM&E) governing rates of pay and work rules for approximately 300 locomotive engineers, assistant engineers, conductors and brakemen.

Ronnie Rhodes reelected General Chairman of UP-Central GCA

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Ronnie E. Rhodes was reelected by acclamation to his second full term as General Chairman at the Union Pacific-Central Region General Committee of Adjustment’s quadrennial meeting in Little Rock, Ark., October 21-22, 2015. All other officers of the Board were also elected by acclamation.

Rusty Jones elected Tennessee State Legislative Board Chairman

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

C.R. (Rusty) Jones of BLET Division 239 (Knoxville, Tenn.) was elected Chairman of the Tennessee State Legislative Board at the Board’s quadrennial meeting in Nashville, Tenn., on October 18-19, 2015.

Open enrollment begins November 1, 2015 for the BLET Short Term Disability Part B Plan

Monday, October 26, 2015

Open Enrollment for 2016 under the BLET’s Short Term Disability Part B insurance plan begins on November 1, 2015 and runs through December 15, 2015. Part B Plan coverage under this open enrollment will take effect on January 1, 2016.

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