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A look back at 2019, gearing up for 2020

Friday, February 14, 2020

By Dennis R. Pierce, BLET National President The following message from BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce has been excerpted from the January 2020 issue of the Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen News.

BLET members ratify new contract with Great Western Railway

Friday, February 7, 2020

By a unanimous vote, members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with the Great Western Railway of Colorado (GWR).

RRB announces 2020 Pre-Retirement Seminars

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced is schedule of Pre-Retirement Seminars for 2020.

BLET pursues two-person crew bill in New York

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) is mobilizing its members in the State of New York to lobby in favor of a statewide two-person crew bill. Earlier this month, Senate Bill S7151 was introduced by Sen. Timothy M. Kennedy (D-63) and a companion bill, A9090, was introduced in the State Assembly by Assemblyman William Magnarelli (D-129).

The BLET Short-Term Disability Enhanced-Plan Open Enrollment Ending Soon

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Open Enrollment for the BLET’s Short Term Disability Enhanced-Plan (underwritten by Sun Life Financial) ends Friday, January 31, 2020. Those who meet the deadline will have their coverage take effect on February 1, 2020.

GIA International President Onita Wayland, 1928-2020; Husband Tony Wayland, 1922-2020

Friday, January 24, 2020

Onita Wayland, former President of the Grand International Auxiliary (GIA) to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, passed away peacefully on January 20, 2020. She was 91 years old. Her husband Tony Wayland, a retired member of BLET Division 620 (Fort Worth, Texas), passed away the next day on January 21, 2020. He was 97.

Forschen elected Chairman of North Dakota State Legislative Board

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Brother Sean M. Forschen was elected by acclamation to his first term as Chairman of the BLET’s North Dakota State Legislative Board during its quadrennial meeting in Bismarck, N.D., January 8-9, 2020.

2020 BLET Scholarship Directory

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Each year, the BLET National Division compiles a list of scholarship opportunities available to the children of BLET members. Numerous financial aid opportunities are published here in the 2020 BLET Scholarship Directory.

BLET National Division launches National Negotiations website

Monday, January 20, 2020

The BLET National Division has launched a new webpage — https://www.ble-t.org/negotiations2019 — to provide important information to affected members regarding the current round of National Negotiations.

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