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Memorial Day 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018

Over the past 155 years, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has seen too many of our union members go off to war and not come home.

Groose elected Chairman of Missouri State Legislative Board

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Calvin L. Groose was elected the new Chairman of the Missouri State Legislative Board at its quadrennial meeting in Jefferson, Mo., May 6-8, 2018.

Tim Price reelected Ohio State Legislative Board Chairman

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Timothy T. Price was reelected by acclamation to his first full term as Chairman of the Ohio State Legislative Board at the Board’s 16th quadrennial meeting held in Columbus, Ohio, April 22-24, 2018.

BLET files joint comments regarding rail industry automation

Friday, May 11, 2018

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) was one of five rail Brotherhoods to file joint comments on May 7 in response to the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) March 29 Request For Information (RFI) regarding automation in the railroad industry.

Deadline is less than a week away for BLET’s Monterey regional meeting

Friday, May 11, 2018

BLET members and guests planning to attend the BLET’s regional meeting in Monterey, Calif., have just under a week to make their hotel reservations. The meeting will take place June 18-22, and room reservations must be made by May 17.

Ryan Snow reelected to second term as Chairman of California State Legislative Board

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Ryan K. Snow was reelected to his second term as Chairman of the California State Legislative Board during the Board’s 8th quadrennial session in Lake Tahoe, Calif., April 24-26, 2018.

BLET marks 155th anniversary

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

On May 8, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) proudly marked its 155th anniversary. The union was founded as the Brotherhood of the Footboard on May 8, 1863 in Marshall, Mich. 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 Jan. 1, 2004, when it became the BLET. The BLET is the oldest labor union in the Western Hemisphere.

Ballots mailed in tentative BLET, CN-IC agreement

Friday, May 4, 2018

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative contract agreement with Canadian National’s former Illinois Central property. Ballots were mailed earlier this week to active members of the BLET employed by CN-IC who are eligible to vote in the ratification of this agreement.

Pierce, Pruitt and Joynt elected to lead Teamsters Rail Conference

Thursday, May 3, 2018

BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce was reelected by acclamation to his third term as President of the Teamsters Rail Conference at the Rail Conference’s Fourth Quadrennial Convention in Las Vegas on May 2, 2018.

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