Call to defend against Right-to-Work law in Ohio
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Every BLET member in the State of Ohio and their family members are urged to immediately contact their State Representative regarding House Bill 53. HB 53 is a divisive piece of legislation that would force Ohio’s public sector employees into a right-to-work situation, despite the fact that Ohio residents overwhelmingly opposed similar legislation by referendum vote in 2011.
Veterans Day 2018
Sunday, November 11, 2018
By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President For more than 155 years, 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.
Union, railway to honor New York & Atlantic employees’ heroic actions
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Three employees of the New York & Atlantic Railway (NYA) will be honored as heroes Saturday, November 10, for their quick actions in September when they saved the life of a woman lying on the track in a Brooklyn railway tunnel.
Save the date: 2019 BLET regional meetings
Friday, November 2, 2018
The BLET National Division is pleased to announce the dates and locations of its 2019 regional meetings: June 24-28 in St. Louis, Missouri; and July 22-26 in Clearwater, Florida.
Open enrollment for the BLET Short-Term Disability On-The-Job (Part B) coverage
Monday, October 29, 2018
Open Enrollment for the BLET’s Short-Term Disability On-The-Job (Part B) insurance through MetLife will end on October 31, 2018. Those who enroll will have their coverage take effect on November 1, 2018.
BLET to host Secretary-Treasurer class in December 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
The BLET Education and Training Department will conduct a training class for Secretary-Treasurers from December 10-13, 2018, at the BLET National Division headquarters in Independence, Ohio.
History of the BLET video now available
Friday, October 26, 2018
Due to overwhelming membership interest, the commemorative video produced in 2013 in recognition of the BLET’s 150th anniversary has been made available on YouTube.
Union Plus offers help to those impacted by Hurricane Michael
Friday, October 19, 2018
If you are a union member who participates in certain Union Plus programs and have been affected by Hurricane Michael, you may be eligible for financial assistance through the Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant program.=
BLET delegates back rail labor unity and full Amtrak operations to conclude Fourth National Convention
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Delegates today adopted resolutions in support of railroad labor unity and Amtrak’s long-distance trains as they wrapped up all business and formally adjourned the BLET’s Fourth National Convention.
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