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Unions join to fight Union Pacific on COVID orders

Friday, October 15, 2021

The Transportation Division of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (SMART-TD) and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) are jointly taking on Union Pacific Railroad (UP) over a series of unilateral and unlawful actions taken by the carrier recently.

RRB Labor Member update: Field Offices remain closed, FAQs available

Monday, October 11, 2021

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

Open enrollment for 2022 Health FSA to run from October 1-31, 2021

Friday, October 1, 2021

From now until midnight on October 31, 2021, you can enroll or change your Medical or Health Flexible Spending Account (FSA) benefit selections for the 2022 benefit year. Members must enroll in the Health FSA every year ó FSA enrollment is not automatic each year, and interested members should act soon so they do not miss out on enrollment for the 2022 Plan Year.

Unions join together to thwart Norfolk Southernís effort to eliminate train service crafts

Thursday, September 30, 2021

The BLET and SMART-TD have joined forces to defeat efforts by Norfolk Southern to supplant the train service crafts of conductors and brakemen by calling locomotive engineers to work their assignments.

Coordinated Bargaining Coalition Update

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Rail Unions comprising the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC), negotiating together in the current round of National Negotiations, have issued the following statement:

Donate to Teamsters Disaster Relief to help victims of Hurricane Ida

Friday, September 10, 2021

Through its Disaster Relief Fund, the Teamsters provide needed relief and outreach to our members, and we need your help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. You can help your fellow members in their time of need by donating needed supplies.

BLETís Washington D.C. Legislative Board concludes 5th quadrennial meeting

Thursday, September 9, 2021

On July 27, 2021, members of the BLETís District of Columbia State Legislative Board convened their 5th quadrennial meeting at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Special Open Enrollment for the BLET Critical Illness and Accident Insurance

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Benefits of Belonging to the BLET include numerous legal and contractual advantages, as well as certain benefits available only to members of our Brotherhood and their families. Among these is the BLET Critical Illness (CI) and Accident Insurance (ACC) Plan.

Resources for those impacted by current disasters and emergencies

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

The following health and wellness resources are available to members covered by The Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare (GA-23000) Plan or The National Railway Carriers and United Transportation Union (NRC/UTU) Health and Welfare (GA-690100) Plan, who are currently impacted by declared disasters and emergencies (such as hurricanes, wildfires and floods).

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