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Two BLET families win 2019 Union Plus scholarships

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Union Plus recently awarded $170,000 in scholarships to 108 students representing 34 unions, including two winners from the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen.

Denson reelected Arkansas State Legislative Board Chairman

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Brother D.W. (Wayne) Denson was reelected by acclamation to his second term as Chairman at the Arkansas State Legislative Boardís triennial meeting in North Little Rock, Ark., August 13-14, 2019.

BLET to host Secretary-Treasurer class in December 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The BLET Education and Training Department will conduct a training class for Secretary-Treasurers from December 8-13, 2019, at the BLET National Division headquarters in Independence, Ohio.

GTW General Chairman John Karakian elected by acclamation to eighth straight term

Friday, August 16, 2019

General Chairman John M. Karakian was reelected by acclamation to his eighth consecutive term of office at the BLETís CN-Grand Trunk Western (GTW) General Committee of Adjustment quadrennial meeting in Novi, Mich., on August 14, 2019.

RRB announces fall/winter 2019 Pre-Retirement Seminars

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced is schedule of Pre-Retirement Seminars for September-December 2019.

Four rail hazmat training classes available in late 2019, early 2020

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is hosting four rail worker training sessions in late 2019 and early 2020. The dates are as follows: October 20-25, 2019; January 12-17, 2020; February 2-7, 2020; and March 15-20, 2020.

Illinois governor signs two-person crew bill

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a two-person crew bill into law on August 9, becoming the third state to pass such a railroad safety bill in 2019.

Overwhelming majority ratifies new contract with SEPTA

Friday, August 9, 2019

By an overwhelming majority of more than 96 percent, members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) ratified a new contract with SEPTA on July 30.

Teamster 2020 survey to identify top issues

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Working Americans are facing numerous challenges. Despite top line economic numbers that may look favorable, many workersí paychecks are not growing. Add to that concerns surrounding pensions and health care benefits, and uncertainty looms for the U.S. middle class.

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