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Leo M. Srubas, 1930-2021

Friday, April 2, 2021

Brother Leo M. Srubas, a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen for nearly 65 years, passed away on March 26, 2021, after a two and a half year battle with kidney disease. He was 91 years old.

Update from Railroad Retirement Board’s Labor Member regarding American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The following is a message to Rail Labor from John Bragg, Labor Member of the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board

BLET reaches tentative agreement with St. Lawrence & Atlantic

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative agreement with the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SL&A). Ballots were mailed yesterday to active members of the BLET employed by the SL&A who are eligible to vote in the ratification of this tentative agreement.

BLET statement regarding CP Rail’s proposed acquisition of KCS

Monday, March 22, 2021

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen was notified over the weekend of the proposed acquisition of Kansas City Southern Railway by the Canadian Pacific Railway.

BLET seeks mediation in LIRR contract talks

Friday, March 5, 2021

On March 2, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) applied to the National Mediation Board (NMB) for the assignment of a federal mediator to assist in contract negotiations with the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), pursuant to Section 5, First, of the Railway Labor Act.

BLET to host virtual training for LM-2 filers

Thursday, March 4, 2021

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. This workshop will be held virtually on March 16, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cadogan reelected Chairman of Massachusetts SLB

Friday, February 26, 2021

Daniel M. Cadogan was reelected by acclamation to his second term as Chairman of the Massachusetts State Legislative Board (MASLB) at its 7th quadrennial meeting on October 31, 2020.

Ballots mailed in tentative BLET, Illinois & Midland agreement

Friday, February 26, 2021

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

Ninth Circuit Ruling Favors Unions and States, Rejects FRA’s Attempt to Preempt State Crew Laws

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Two of the country’s largest freight railroad unions achieved a favorable decision in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday regarding an attempt by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to preempt legislation passed by a number of states that established a minimum of two-person operating crews on freight trains.

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