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BLET reaches tentative agreement with Pacific Harbor Line

Friday, December 13, 2019

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

Brown reelected General Chairman of BNSF (former C&S, CRI&P, FWD) GCA

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Bobby J. Brown was reelected by acclamation to his third term as General Chairman of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (former C&S, CRI&P, FW&D) General Committee of Adjustment at its quadrennial meeting in Amarillo, Texas, October 14-16, 2019.

BLET reaches tentative agreement with Keolis (Boston) for locomotive engineers

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative agreement with Keolis Commuter Services (Boston) for locomotive engineers. Ballots have been mailed to active members of the BLET employed by Keolis who are eligible to vote in the ratification of this agreement.

2020 Hoffa scholarship application process open

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The application process is now open for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund''''s 2020 college and vocational scholarship programs for the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamsters.

Thanksgiving 2019

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and appreciation to all BLET members, officers and staff for their hard work and dedication throughout 2019.

GA-46000 Lifetime maximum adjusted for 2020

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The lifetime maximum benefit for the Railroad Employees National Early Retirement Major Medical Benefit Plan (also known as ERMA or GA-46000) will increase from $166,400 to $171,100 on January 1, 2020.

Fransen appointed Coordinator of BLET Safety Task Force

Monday, November 18, 2019

BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce has announced that Brian Fransen will begin serving the National Division as Coordinator of the BLET Safety Task Force (STF), effective immediately, following the retirement of long-serving Coordinator Carl W. Fields. President Pierce also announced the appointment of Bryan Aldridge to the position of Assistant Coordinator.

BLET salutes Carl Fields upon retirement

Monday, November 18, 2019

Brother Carl W. Fields, who served the BLET Safety Task Force for more than 25 years, retired effective October 17, 2019. His railroad career spanned more than 41 years with the Norfolk & Western Railroad and the Indiana Harbor Belt.

Veterans Day 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National PresidentOn Veterans Day, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen wants all of our veterans to know how grateful we are for your service to our Nation. We thank you for your contributions and sacrifices, which have made our country free and strong.

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