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BLET lobbies Capitol Hill, regulatory agencies for crew member safety

Friday, March 15, 2019

BLET officers and staff invested a lot of legwork lobbying for rail worker safety during the early part of March 2019. The BLET lobbying effort was led by National President Dennis R. Pierce and Vice President and National Legislative Representative John P. Tolman, with invaluable support for BLET Director of Regulatory Affairs Vince Verna and BLET Legislative and Political Director Bob Hagan.

BLET to host Secretary-Treasurer class in June 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The BLET Education and Training Department will conduct a training class for Secretary-Treasurers from June 9-13, 2019, at the BLET National Division headquarters in Independence, Ohio.

Reminder: Space remains for April hazmat training program in Arizona

Friday, March 8, 2019

As a reminder, space remains for the Rail Hazmat Chemical/Emergency Response and OSHA Awareness Training Programs that will be held April 10-14, 2019, in Winslow, Ariz. The training is sponsored by the Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program, and attendance is only open to railroad employees in Arizona, Western New Mexico, Southeastern California, and the Navajo Nation.

Reminder: Deadline is March 31 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund applications

Thursday, March 7, 2019

As a reminder, applications for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund are due on March 31, 2019. The application process is completely online and all applications must be completed through the online portal found on the Fund’s website: http://www.jrhmsf.org.

Registration open for BLET’s St. Louis regional meeting, June 24-28, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Registration is now open for the BLET regional meeting at the Hilton at the Ballpark in St. Louis, Mo., June 24-28, 2019.

BLET reaches tentative agreement with TASI for Caltrain engineers

Monday, February 25, 2019

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative agreement with Transit America Services Inc. (TASI). Ballots have been mailed to active members of the BLET employed by TASI who are eligible to vote in the ratification of this agreement.

Open enrollment for the BLET Short Term Disability Enhanced-Plan coverage

Monday, February 25, 2019

Open Enrollment for the BLET’s Short Term Disability Enhanced-Plan through Sun Life will end on February 28, 2019. Those who enroll will have their coverage take effect on March 1, 2019.

RRB announces spring 2019 Pre-Retirement Seminars

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced its schedule of Pre-Retirement Seminars for the spring of 2019.

Runion reelected to fifth term as Chairman of Wyoming State Legislative Board

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Cory L. Runion was reelected by acclamation to his fifth term as Chairman of the Wyoming State Legislative Board during its triennial meeting held in Cheyenne, Wyo., February 5-6, 2019.

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